High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) systems enable utilities to move more power further, efficiently integrate renewables, interconnect grids, and improve network performance. HVDC systems utilize power electronics technology to convert AC and DC voltage and are ideal for supporting existing systems or building new power highways.


GE Vernova provides solutions that offer grid operators the ability to provide reactive power support, enhance controllability, improve stability and increase power transfer capability of AC transmission systems.


GE Vernova's Grid Solutions' EBoP systems cater to all types of project requirements including supplying equipment, engineered packages, and full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) implementations.


GE Vernova offers solutions for a variety of substation projects and applications, including Modular Substation Automation Systems, utility and industrial substation projects, as well as DC substation solutions.


The energy landscape today is changing, this is being led by the current industry trends of Decarbonization, Digitization, Decentralization and Electrification. Discover how GE Vernova is working with utility, consumer and industrial customers to design and deploy tailored Microgrid and Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Management solutions.


GE Vernova offers a wide range of transformer solutions for the utility, industrial, commercial, residential and energy markets. These solutions feature flexible, reliable and robust designs to support a wide range of applications. With units operating in some of the most demanding electrical environments around the world, GE Vernova designs and delivers transformer solutions that provide among the highest level of performance and reliability to meet rigorous operating requirements.


GE Vernova provides GIS solutions from 50 kV to 800 kV, along with secondary products to maximize switchgear and network operation. The portfolio includes a full range of SF6 GIS as well as g3 (SF6-free) GIS at 145 kV and 420 kV voltage levels for utilities and industries worldwide.


GE Vernova is one of the top circuit breaker suppliers in the world. Our products include a range of live tank circuit breakers (up to 800 kV), dead tank circuit breakers (up to 550 kV), as well as hybrid and compact switchgear assemblies. We also provide solutions for power generation applications with our generator circuit breakers for installations up to 1,500 MW.


GE Vernova is a global market leader for disconnectors (disconnect switches) since 1960, with 8 product facilities in 7 countries and hundreds of thousands installations in more than 130 countries around the world. The portfolio includes disconnectors for AC applications (up to 1,200 kV), for DC applications (up to 1,000 kV) and for railway applications. We also offer power connectors to connect two or more conductors for a continuous electrical path.


GE Vernova is an industry leader in the design and manufacturing of high, medium and low voltage instrument transformers. With more than 100 years of experience, We offer a broad array of standard and high accuracy models for revenue metering and system protection applications. The portfolio of instrument transformers ranges from low voltage at 600 V suitable for industrial and high accuracy revenue metering, all the way up to high voltage at 1,200 kV. The portfolio also includes line traps and digital instrument transformers.


For a century, utilities have relied on us to deliver electrical products and services to meet their quality, durability and performance needs. Our capacitor and reactor product lines are an integral part of our portfolio. We provide power capacitors that meet ANSI, IEEE and IEC standards, and our low voltage capacitors are UL listed. Ratings range from 1 kvar to 500 MVAR, and from 240 volts to 500 KV.


GE Vernova provides a broad range of bushings and surge arresters to help protect electrical assets. The bushings portfolio includes AC and DC solutions that enable long life, high reliability and installation flexibility. GE’s Tranquell surge arresters are ideal for distribution and EHV applications up to 612kV, and are available as polymer and porcelain station and intermediate class IEEE/ANSI C62.11.

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SF6 (or Sulphur Hexafluoride) has been the standard gas used inside high voltage electrical equipment as an insulating and arc-quenching medium. However, SF6 is also listed as a potent greenhouse gas according to the Kyoto Protocol, with 24,300 times the comparative Global Warming Potential (GWP) of CO2 and a lifetime of 1,000 years in the atmosphere. With grid operators across the world becoming increasingly concerned about the environmental impact, GE Vernova offers a commercially available and viable alternative to SF6 to help utilities and industries reduce their environmental impact.


GE Vernova offers a wide range of solutions to monitor and manage critical assets on the electrical grid, detect and diagnose issues and provide expert information and services to customers. Our asset monitoring and diagnostics portfolio includes solutions for single- and multi-gas transformer DGA, enhanced transformer solutions and switchgear monitoring, as well as software and services.


GE Vernova's Grid Solutions business electrifies the world with advanced grid technologies and systems, enabling power transmission and distribution from the grid to homes, businesses, and industries effieciently and reliably.

The GridBeats™ portfolio is designed to streamline grid digitalization, improve grid resilience, and empower utilities to manage their networks remotely, particularly in the face of the energy transition.


GE Vernova's Critical Infrastructure Communications solutions deliver comprehensive networks that are designed to be secure, flexible, and tailored to meet customers' objectives and unique geographic requirements.


GE Vernova's comprehensive portfolio of solutions for implementing and managing a substation.


The collection of required asset condition data from the field on a large scale for GE Vernova and 3rd party electrical equipment is a key step in building a robust Asset Performance Management strategy. Grid Services specialists are constantly evaluating and implementing new innovative inspection technologies applying strict processes and methods. The digital inspections methods are designed to improve the efficiency of data collection, oil analysis and online monitoring. All new approaches to capture data are integrated into the EnergyAPM ecosystem for automatic data transfer.


Business environment is constantly transforming for substation owners but the need to deliver consistent outcomes remains. That’s where a Flexible Service Agreement can help. By partnering with GE Vernova on a long term, customers can realize the full potential of their electrical substations and network assets while balancing performance and investment, along with predictable costs and flexible billing arrangements, letting them get back to focusing on what matters.


Energy costs are significant expenses for utilities and industries at large, particularly those that are energy-intensive or operate heavy machinery. Between 5% and 25%* of the expenses in these organizations are allocated to energy payments, with up to 15%** of this energy consumption being wasted during operations.


GE’s innovative and high-quality services help maintain and optimize high-voltage electrical assets throughout their entire lifecycle. Leveraging the design and manufacturing knowledge of our engineers, the customized service solutions ensure substations and networks perform as planned. Experts deliver services for applications across the power system, keeping assets up-to-date, safe, reliable and efficient while improving customers’ return-on-investment.


GE Vernova provides a full range of services & support tailored to meet a broad range of power system needs across utility and industrial applications. With deep domain knowledge and industry expertise GE’s service application engineers and technical specialists can help plan, design, operate, maintain, and modernize your protection, control, monitoring and automation systems.


GE Vernova provides comprehensive services throughout the systems lifecycle. The services can be provided by our local team and with the support of our global Competence Centers when the equipment is installed, during the warranty period and beyond.


Our technical experts are ready to equip customers with the knowledge needed to effectively manage their critical assets and systems, and increase their return on product investments. Our training courses are offered in a variety of ways, including online, onsite at customer locations, and in our state-of-the art training centers around the world.

GE Vernova provides a vast array of support and service offerings to help customers build, deploy, maintain and service their networks. Our highly skilled engineers and technicians provide front line support for customers across our product portfolio, including protection and control solutions, industrial communications networks, asset monitoring and diagnostics and software solutions.


GE Vernova's Grid Solutions' Testing Laboratories enable manufacturers and end users to test their primary equipment by leveraging deep domain expertise and testing facilities, to develop enhanced high voltage products and certify their capabilities before market introductions.


GE Vernova delivers materials and eco-design studies for high voltage solutions to accelerate insulation and environmental innovation. GE’s services provide the expertise and methods that enable new value to support customer engineering, sourcing, quality control and EHS activities.


With the rapid digitalization of the grid, utility, power generation and industrial operators require cybersecurity solutions to monitor and protect grid asset and systems from increased severity and frequency of cyber attacks. GE Vernova adopted a “defense in depth” approach, providing innovative cybersecurity solutions designed to increase operational integrity, comply with regulations and control costs of security.


Utilities today seek to create and connect new sources of power generation to meet growing global demand, while also managing grid reliability, costs and regulatory factors.


Water is central not just to the economy, but to life. As a result, water treatment systems demand secure, dependable power to ensure process uptime. From the grid-connected substation to reliable electrical protection, control, and power quality metering, GE Vernova offers tailored solutions to keep critical plants operational and meet the unique needs of the water and wastewater industry.


As power systems become increasingly interconnected and complex, utilities need solutions that optimize energy transmission and management while improving reliability.


Data centers – and the information they store – are becoming increasingly integral to the way we live our lives every day. With rising demand also come rising costs. And more importantly, the information in these centers must remain secure while simultaneously accessible. We provide data centers with electrical infrastructure solutions from the input utility source to the IT server racks. This includes high-voltage switchgear and transformers, medium and low voltage electrical equipment, automatic transfer switches, switchboards, UPS systems, critical power PDUs, static transfer switches, and overhead busway. This chain of electrification products provides high quality and reliable products and services for the entire lifecycle of a data center.


The oil and gas industry is evolving at a rate never seen before, facing shifting pricing levels, ever-changing regulatory requirements, and increased environmental consciousness. Through reliable, safe, and innovative solutions and a holistic service offering, GE Vernova can help the energy sector thrive in this changing reality.


Modernizing and digitizing the distribution grid is imperative for utilities and customers to enhance power system stability and safety, while increasingly integrating distributed power and demand response.


The industry is changing. Simultaneously, so are your utility’s needs. Operational effectiveness, power stability, and critical asset management are key priorities – whether in pulp and paper, steel, or data centers. GE’s holistic portfolio of products and services are designed with reliability, innovation, and sustainability at the forefront, helping you face the energy transition with ease.


Mining companies require secure communications, efficient asset performance management, and dependable, innovative technology to protect their critical assets. GE Vernova offers a broad product portfolio to help you through each step of the mining process – safely and reliably.

Grid IQ Network Communications Platform. End-to-end, industrial-grade networking communications to support large scale AMI, SCADA and other mission critical grid communication automation applications.

Enabling utilities to efficiently build and deply grid modernization systems
To successfully automate and implement a next generation communications network, a major objective for utilities is to build a secure, future-proof and scalabe infrastructure. Based on broad domain industry expertise, GE has designed the Grid IQ network communications platform to assist utilities in achieving this critical objective.The Grid IQ network communications platform provides an end-to-end infrastructure that creates a common, multi-user network solution across an entire service territory. With real-time connectivity, monitoring and control applications, GE provides utilities a secure and flexible network with abundant system capacity that efficiently scales to support future applications.Components of the Grid IQ network communications platform include industrially hardened fiber and wireless communications that stretch from the network edge to the back office, a network management solution that provides advanced management of the entire network, and standards-based cyber security surrounding the entire system.

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The Grid IQ network communications platform
GE's Network Communications Platform enables the mission critical applications required to meet power automation needs. The solution enables Utilities to build a single network infrastructure for connectivity to existing and emerging applications.

A solution capable of connecting the grid requires blending communications technology in a way that meets the varying needs for bandwidth and latency while at the same time providing uniform network management in a secure, end-to-end system.
Multi-use communications applications
Multi-use networks providing a rich set of automated applications
Our real-world knowledge provides customers with solutions to effectively address operational needs, while proactively balancing risk management and adhering to compliance requirements. This experience is translated to provide Utilities a complete turn-key strategy including system design, integration, deployment and data management and analytics to ensure a successful implementation.

Whether it's a large AMI network deployment or a SCADA infrastructure upgrade, GE has expert-driven, end-to-end, multi-use networks that provide services to a rich set of automated applications, including:

AMI & Smart Meters



Distribution Automation

Substation Automation

Fiber & Wireless Microwave Backhaul

Communications infrastructure for Grid Applications
Network Communication Devices

GE's industrial strength network communication devices are extremely scalable, utilize a common SNMP based network management system, and provide FIPS 140-2 compliant security standards to authenticate network users. The communication is built using a portfolio of IP-based networking devices, including:

Fiber and wireless high capacity backhaul products

Hardened Ethernet switches and serial extension

Narrowband licensed and unlicensed wireless access technology for non- real-time monitoring and battery powered applications

Smart Grid Communications Solutions

Smart grid communications network map

Managng a communications network

New, unified network and element management systems are required to manage larger and more complex multi-use networks that span a Utility's entire service territory. These systems use a policy-based approach to configuring devices and managing QoS and security. These systems also have a rich set of tools to perform fault, configuration, performance and security management, as well as facilitating network planning and risk mitigation.

Management characteristics of MDS PulseNET Enterprise

Fault Management

Real-time and configurable alarm monitoring

Graphic representation of alarms and severity levels including corrective action and probable cause

Alarm history log - up to 365 days can be stored

Alarm synchronization mechanism - including network elements and northbound interface

Configuration Management

Transaction and session management

Auditing and event logging

Role-based access control

Authentication over RADIUS and LDAP

Rollback management

Replication and high availability

Performance Management

Personalized reports easily viewed on any available point on the network

Performance history is maintained on 15-min and 24-hour resolution for up to 365 days

PM collection – user-defined, centralized scheduled network element polling – PMs, inventory, logs and alarm synchronization


User-controlled levels and privileges

User access control

Secured channels and protocols

Authentication and encryption

NMS/NEs operation audits RADIUS client

MDS PulseNET hierarchy

Consulting, design and engineering services
GE's broad industry knowledge and technical expertise can provide Utilities with the services required to deploy a multi-use communications network. GE can manage the process from start to finish, generate system specifications, build network infrastructure and work with key strategic partners to help ensure interoperability and adherence to common standards.

Service Capabilities

Technology Strategy
GE works with Utilities to assess the business case for new technologies, perform market and competitive analysis, recommend the best network options, and oversee the RFP process necessary to evaluate and choose vendors.

Network Engineering Services
Integrate Advanced Metering Infrastructures, SCADA and Distribution Automation Systems into a single multi-use system. Design the wireless networks necessary to transmit data from smart devices.

Network Security Design
Provide expertise in all aspects of cyber security, create Grid Automation networks that are secure from end-to-end. Identify and evaluate security gaps and will define security strategies and plans to address any open issues.

Software Services
Integrate Smart Grid network applications and ensure the system has the performance and capacity to run enterprise scale Smart Grid applications. GE's Software Services Integration (SSI) team provides the tools needed to reduce cost and increase energy efficiency.

Network Deployment Services
Provide project management, construction management and installation services needed to deploy communication networks for smart meters, SCADA and distribution automation networks in the field, as well as maintain them in the future.

Program Management
Provides certified and experienced Program Management professionals to organize and lead every stage of a Smart Grid implementation to ensure projects are deployed in a timely manner.

Product solutions
Wireless Communication Solutions
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Data Acquisition
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LAN Extension
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GE's MDS™ industrial wireless communications business is a global, single-source, end-to-end wireless solution provider. Our wireless devices are packaged for industrial environments and have been rated and tested to harsh industrial specifications. Our wireless networks carry serial and IP/Ethernet traffic, plus analog and digital I/O signals connected directly to field devices and sensors, accommodating an extensive array of industrial protocols.
JungleMUX Fiber Optic Multiplexers
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The JungleMUX SONET and TN1U SDH Multiplexers deliver optical networking solutions with data speeds of OC-48 and STM-16 respectively. The equipment provides integrated transport and access capabilities for voice, data, Ethernet/IP WAN, video and utility teleprotection traffic combined in a single unit. Element and Network Management is provided by GE's VistaNET software suite.
Hardened Ethernet Switches
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The MultiLink family is a line of industrial and substation hardened Ethernet switches that provide secure, reliable communications for critical infrastructure devices. The MultiLink Ethernet switches ensure communications networks are available, fast and secure. Additionally, they provide high speed network recovery of redundant Local Area Networks and include options to extend an Ethernet network to support serial devices and relays.
Field Area Data Gateway
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The D400 is a hardened field area gateway with advanced security features including remote user authentication, access control and auditing to ensure compliance with NERC/CIP requirements. It provides a full suite of SCADA protocols that allow for direct communications with master stations and collects sensor, status, event and fault report data from serial or LAN-based devices.
Network Management Software
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Covering GE's MDS wireless product portfolio, from data acquisition to backhaul, MDS PulseNET is capable of creating, storing and software trending derived metrics using built-in program logic. MDS PulseNET software provides warning performance thresholds that can trigger exception events, which in turn can trigger specific actions, such as sending messages to trouble ticketing systems or other management systems.
DGT Mercury 3650 iNET II Mercury 3650 iNET Intrepid JungleMUX WiYZ iNET II MultiLink TransNET SD Series