Do Microgrids Hold the Key to Grid Stability?

Do Microgrids Hold the Key to Grid Stability?

Typically, power sources that can work independently of the electric grid are viewed as a competitive threat to utility companies. Community-based microgrids, and their potential to provide grid resiliency in response to a severe weather event or other emergency, are beginning to change that. An … Read more…

GE, Coachella Energy Building a Big Lithium-Ion Battery

General Electric and Coachella Energy Storage Partners will build a $38 million battery for the Imperial Irrigation District in California. The 30-megawatt power source will be one of the largest lithium-ion batteries in the state, according to The Desert Sun. The project’s genesis was a … Read more…

800W DC-DC Converter Boosts Power Density

800W DC-DC Converter Boosts Power Density

GE’s Critical Power business introduced the Barracuda-series DC-DC converter, providing up to 800 watts of 12-volt DC output power from an input voltage range of 40 to 60 volts, providing higher power density for 12-volt solutions. The Barracuda-series QBVE067A0B converters feature an industry-standard, DOSA-compliant quarter-brick … Read more…

Exelon Breaks Ground on 1,000 MW Natural Gas Plant in Texas

Natural gas production in the lower 48 states got another boost on July 9 – continuing the US growth trend. Senior executives from utility giant Exelon Generation, power and grid suppliers Alstom and General Electric, and construction and engineering provider Zachry officially broke ground on … Read more…

Tomato Growers Test GE Cogeneration Software

Tomato Growers Test GE Cogeneration Software

GE’s Distributed Power business says that Prominent Growers Association, a commercial tomato greenhouse growers collective in the Netherlands, will serve as a pilot customer to showcase how GE’s myPlant 2.0 can increase the efficiency of on-site cogeneration plants. The new myPlant 2.0 software is powered … Read more…

GE to Roll Out Medium-Voltage Switchgear

GE to Roll Out Medium-Voltage Switchgear

GE’s Industrial Solutions business will make available later this year its new SecoGear air-insulated, medium-voltage (MV) switchgear. This latest addition to GE’s MV portfolio is focused on commercial construction applications such as entertainment arenas, hospitals, data centers, office buildings and retail malls. In addition to … Read more…

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