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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, We design and delivers transformer solutions that provide among the highest level of performance and reliability to meet rigorous operating requirements.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. GE Vernova provides 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.

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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, we offer a commercially available and viable alternative to SF6 to help utilities and industries reduce their environmental impact.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Flexible AC  Transmission Systems (FACTS)
Customers Increasingly Turn to GE’s Industry-Leading Fixed Series Compensation Technology to Meet Grid Challenges

Paris, FRANCE — September 28, 2021 — With its unique and innovative Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS), GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business [NYSE:GE] continues to meet the growing power needs of transmission systems worldwide.  Recent grid customer contracts totaling nearly USD $70 million reflect customers’ growing reliance on GE’s Fixed Series Compensation (FSC) technology. With over 50,000 Mvars (megavolt ampere of reactive power) of series compensation systems since 2012 and nearly 380 systems installed globally, GE leads the industry in delivery.

FSC systems make transmission lines behave as if they are physically shorter, thus allowing additional electrical power (throughput) to flow down long transmission lines.  For applications like renewable wind energy, this means that more of the green energy produced by the wind turbines gets delivered to where it’s needed.

“GE has more than a century of experience designing transmission networks, including the first series compensation project in 1928,” said Fabrice Jullien, Global FACTS Business Leader for Grid Integration Solutions, a GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business. “Available for both new and existing substations, the industry-leading FACTS Fixed Series Compensation (FSC) technology allows utilities to cost-effectively increase transmission lines’ power transfer capabilities with reduced transmission line losses and overall improved power grid stability.”

Most recent FSC projects for new substations include the following:

Albuquerque, NM, US - GE will supply new capacitor equipment and source new reactors following the Public Service Company of New Mexico’s reconfiguration of its line length with the addition of a solar plant and retirement of existing generation sources. The project will include engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of equipment to modify the capacitance of one 345 kV FSC bank.  Commissioning is planned for March 2022.

Arizona and California, US - GE was commissioned to supply all new control systems at two 500 kV FSC banks, upgrading systems that GE originally commissioned in the 1980s. Contracted by Southern California Edison (SCE), the project includes engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning at the California Capacitor No. 1 between the Devers and Red Bluff substations, and Arizona Capacitor between the Colorado River and Palo Verde substations.  The California bank was completed in February 2021 and the Arizona bank is scheduled for completion in first quarter 2022.

Vietnam - The Central Power Projects Management Board has contracted with GE to supply, deliver, supervise install, test and commission four 500 kV FSC banks at the Doc Soi Substation in the South-Central Coast region and two 500 kV FSC banks at the Quang Trach Substation in Central Vietnam. Among other benefits, the project is expected to enhance transmission capabilities, improve system stability, and reduce system losses. Currently, 2 FSC banks have been energized at the Doc Soi substation to Pleiku; 2 FSC banks at the Doc Soi substation to Quang Trach have been installed and are being tested, expected to be energized at the end of August 2021. 2 FSC banks in Quang Trach are expected to be energized in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Clearwater, US - The buildout of wind generation throughout North America often requires the support of Fixed Series Compensation. Recently GE has been commissioned to build a new FSC bank in the upper Midwest which includes GE providing engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of a 345 kV bank. GE’s FSC technology will help compensate for transmission line fluctuations, allowing our customer to move wind energy to load centers on the grid.   Commissioning is planned for August 2022.

New Mexico, US - Pattern Energy is a long-standing GE wind turbine customer, and now for the first time is utilizing GE’s FSC technology. For this 580 Mvar, 345 kV bank GE is providing engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning.  This bank will be located on a new transmission line being built and the FSC will enable wind energy to be efficiently moved to load centers. Additionally, the bank will provide electrical stability to the surrounding grid by compensating for transmission line fluctuations. Commissioning is expected at the end of 2021.

GE is committed to providing support and delivering system enhancements that extend the life of the FSC investments made by GE’s customer globally.
Recent life extension projects include:

Hope, British Columbia - At BC Hydro’s American Creek Capacitor (AMC) Station, GE is providing the design, supply, installation, testing and removal of the 30-year-old protection and control systems for the two banks at the station, as well as upgrading the existing fast bypass equipment currently in service on the bank. The upgraded FSC technology aims to reduce transmission line fluctuations, integrating seamlessly with the existing equipment and providing NERC/CIP compliance. Commissioning is planned to complete in July 2022.

Oregon, US - Another 30-year-old system that will receive an upgrade is an FSC in the Pacific Northwest. The GE team is performing upgrades on two existing banks that include engineering, procurement, installation, commissioning and testing of the new GE controls.  With commissioning planed for November 2021, the upgrade will compensate for transmission line fluctuations and integrate seamlessly with existing equipment.

Melbourne, Australia - Another upgrade project is planned for AusNet Services Ltd, which has contracted with GE to modernize two FSC capacitor banks at South Morang Terminal Station. The GE team will provide engineering, procurement, technical direction, testing and commissioning.  The FSC banks will provide 50% reactive compensation on each of two lines and will replace the existing FSC banks, which were provided and commissioned by GE in 1999, while reusing some key existing components. The new FSC design aims to increase the thermal current capacity of the transmission lines routed through the South Morang Terminal Station. Completion is planned for November 2022.

Ancoa, Chile - GE will upgrade the protection and control system of two FSCs operated by Transelec. GE has been contracted to provide engineering, procurement, installation, testing and commissioning at the site with the objective to extend the operational life of the existing Fixed Series Capacitor Banks. Commissioning is planned for second half of 2022.

The energy transition is well underway around the world, and GE’s FSC technology is one of the key tools being used by transmission system operations and wind farm developers to better integrate green energy onto our existing AC grids. Most of our new projects are somehow tied to integrating renewable energy onto the grid, and GE’s technology ensures that more of that green energy gets transmitted to the load centers.