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GE Study: Wind Power Can Improve Resiliency of Electrical Grids

Today, at the CIGRE Session 45 in Paris, GE’s Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) presented the findings of its frequency response study on wind power and grid resiliency. The study, which was sponsored by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, modeled the country’s Eastern Interconnection—one of the largest electrical systems in the world—and determined that when equipped with the appropriate modern plant con...

Wind - Power Generation, Smart Grids - Aug 27, 2014


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GE Engineers Tackle Grid Congestion on Europe's Low Voltage Networks

GE (NYSE: GE) today announced that it has set a new industry milestone to support global utilities in their management of grid congestion on their low voltage networks. GE made the announcement on the first day of CIGRE, a global Transmission and Distribution trade show, to focus more attention on the growing challenge of grid congestion. Grid congestion is caused when electricity demand exceeds the capacity of the network, and the uncerta...

Power Generation - Power Generation - Aug 25, 2014


Image - Alstom launches new Grid Stability Package at CIGRE 2014

Alstom launches new Grid Stability Package at CIGRE 2014

This new solution, developed by Alstom’s Redmond, WA based NMS team, will help utility customers maintain grid reliability as they cope with a myriad of factors stressing power grids, including increasing energy demand, rising prices, renewable integration and a fluid and evolving regulatory and policy environment. By 2030, electricity demand is forecasted to grow 50 to 70 percent, and renewable sources are expected to grow 30 percent gl...

General News - Power Generation, Smart Grids - Aug 26, 2014