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15 Minutes of Fame: GE's New Easy Web-Based Tool Rapidly Delivers Plans for Engineers

February 04, 2010

Plainville, CT -- Over the past two years, GE has developed a web-based tool called Project Assistant.  The tool allows engineers -- in about 15 minutes - to gather electrical distribution specs, drawings and budget prices for a building in the planning stages. This process can normally take hours, days or even weeks to complete. 

Project Assistant estimates are designed to support buildings where the utility service is up to 4,000 amps at 480 volts for the United States (600 volts for Canada) with a two-megawatt maximum and is expected to cover about 90 percent of commercial and institutional new building projects

"The simplicity of the Project Assistant's six steps will be a real benefit to engineers," says Lisa Bagwell, specification engineering manager at GE.

The Project Assistant's six easy steps consist of registering or logging in, selecting a project type, selecting products, entering specifications, reviewing the summary and collecting the results. The projects can be saved for future use in a password-protected database and drawings can be downloaded in PDF or DXF format for easy import into AutoCAD.

To see how Project Assistant works or to register, please visit

GE Energy's Electrical Distribution Division provides a wide assortment of integrated equipment and systems to ensure safe and reliable power delivery. The product line includes electrical distribution and control solutions, such as circuit breakers, panel boards and general-purpose controls that are used to distribute and manage power in a variety of residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

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