A grand transformation driven by new technology
Traditional and emerging, physical and digital, large and small, a mix of new technologies are converging to create a 21st-century power network capable of realizing new and positive outcomes for people and the planet. GE is leading this transformation and co-creating the future of energy with our customers, providing safe, efficient, reliable, and affordable power to drive economic growth and raise living standards around the world.
Reimagining our electricity future
Discover how GE is co-creating the future of energy with customers around the world
The world is transitioning from an electricity system based primarily upon large, centralized generation, transmission and distribution (T&D) technologies, to one that also embraces distributed, digitally-enhanced, and low-carbon technologies. Traditional and emerging, physical and digital, large and small, are all converging to create a new twenty-first century power network. GE is leading this transformation and co-creating the future of energy with our customers across the globe.
Hear the Sounds
By connecting two formerly separate power grids with GE’s HVAC equipment, Chilean energy company TEN now transmits more than 99 percent of the country’s power. Travel with GE and the New York Times as we visit—and hear—the site and the story.
A mass of electrical cables may look like spaghetti to many people, but Nicolas Godingen has become an expert at picking each strand apart in his mind’s eye. Now, thanks to new technology, field service engineers like Nicolas can be armed with smart helmets, tablets displaying real-time information and more.
Honey, I Shrunk the Grid
Electrical substations aren’t much to look at. But like an iceberg, there is a lot of the substation that you cannot see. As utilities are making the switch from analog to digital, the grid is becoming beautifully efficient.
Ultra Super Critical Thinking
The Ostroleka C power station, currently under construction in Poland, could be the last coal-fired power plant built in the European Union country. But that hardly means the technology inside it has no future. GE sees markets for the ultra-supercritical technology in the Middle East, Asia and Africa as well as Europe.
Everything is Illuminated
Not so long ago, large parts of India used to be dark in satellite pictures of Earth at night. But now they twinkle with hope, thanks to the work of people like Shailesh Mishra and his GE Grid Solutions team, which has powered up several remote areas of South Asia.
Shaken But Strong
The rescue effort in Sajang began as soon as the ground stopped moving. On Aug. 5, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the mountain village on the Indonesian island of Lombok, leaving behind chaos and rubble. GE is among the many organizations helping Lombok recover.
Installed capacity of gas-fired power plants will climb in the next two decades as the structure of the power industry continues to shift from one based primarily on central generation resources to a hybrid system comprising both centralized and distributed resources, according to a new analysis by GE Power.
The Hydrogen Generation
GE’s gas turbines have a long history of burning hydrogen blended with natural gas, which has a long list of benefits, in a wide range of concentrations. GE has installed more than 70 gas turbines in the U.S., Asia and Europe that are currently or have significant past experience burning fuels that contain hydrogen to generate electricity.
GE Names New Leadership for Its Power Units, John Rice Returns to GE
Scott Strazik has been named CEO of the GE Gas Power business. Russell Stokes, the current president and CEO of GE Power, will serve as CEO of the GE Power Portfolio unit. John Rice will return to serve as chairman of the GE Gas Power business.
Bad CO2, Good CO2
In October, GE partner Southwest Research Institute broke ground on a two-year-old project to build the world’s first 10-megawatt power plant using supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) instead of steam.
Today’s energy infrastructure isolates the buildings from each other. But in the future, they could be doing business automatically, minute-by-minute, thanks to a technology called blockchain.
This Has Always Been My Dream
Earlier this year, GE Power delivered a major upgrade for India’s power grid: a Wide Area Monitoring System (WAMS) which allows engineers to track power flow across 110 substations in the country’s Northern Grid.
Lightning in a Bottle
Batteries energized the first wave of scientific research into electricity. Now renewable energy has made grid-scale energy storage, like the GE Reservoir, an important part of our energy future.
In the capital of Bangladesh, where power outages happen three times a day, GE Power is playing a prime role in the transformation of its energy future.
Let There Be Light
In early 2017, the GE team stared at the devastation caused by ISIS and vowed to fulfill their mission: Restore power to Mosul.
Recharging Iraq’s Energy Sector and Economy
Today, GE technology supplies as much as 55 percent of Iraq’s electricity and the company just signed “principles of cooperation” with the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity to help the country shore up its electricity future.
Cooking with Gas
The wind doesn’t always blow, and the sun doesn’t always shine. GE’s HA turbine – the world’s largest and most efficient gas turbine – continues to lead the market and provide reliable power.
With VR training offered by GE’s Grid Solutions, it takes 20 minutes to practice maintenance on electrical grids rather than weeklong practice runs, reducing cost while increasing safety.
Grids for the New World
As the world shifts towards using renewables, the systems that provide power will change. While decentralized systems will play a large role, hybrid generation methods will ensure the lights stay on.
Zapping Blackouts in India
Six years ago, India experienced the world’s worst electrical outage, leaving many in peril. In response, GE Power developed WAMS, a software designed to end crippling power outages.
GE Takes 100 Years of Knowledge to CIGRE
At CIGRE, GE Power’s Grid Solutions demonstrated the culmination of more than a century in technological advances through a variety of immersive reality experiences.
Thinking Smaller with Microgrids
In sub-Saharan Africa, 600 million people lack reliable access to electricity. GE Power and MIT researchers teamed to identify cost-effective ways to install distributed power.
Knowledge is Power
Delivering outcomes to the ever-increasing power market requires three things: knowledge, operational systems, and a scalable platform. At GE Power, we promise to deliver all three.
Unifying West Africa, the Newest Power Player
Over the past 20 years, 14 nations in West Africa have formed the West African Power Pool (WAPP) – a coalition creating a unified power market. See how GE technology is helping this market thrive.
The Power of Power
What’s even more impressive than the power GE technology has? The power it gives us all.
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