Keith Redfearn, general manager of Digital Energy for GE Energy in Europe, says, “GE is committed to innovatively solving our customers’ toughest challenges with more efficient, reliable and sustainable energy solutions. FMC-Tech solutions are at the forefront of a new wave of technologies allowing utilities to remain competitive and capable of meeting the challenges of the 21st century grid.”
ESB Networks has worked with the FMC-Tech team on pilot trials of their intelligent network sensors, which has proven to be effective with network monitoring and fault detection, delivering a significant reduction in outage duration.
GE has also demonstrated its commitment to smart grid development in Ireland by supporting Smart Grid Ireland (SGI), a group of international and local businesses facilitated by the Center for Competitiveness focused on promoting sustainability and economic growth throughout the region via the smart grid.
In March, GE participated in SGI’s smart grid pilot proposal to Northern Ireland Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment Arlene Foster. The pilot accommodated a greater number of renewable energy sources such as wind, wave and solar energy to be connected to the existing electrical network—reducing carbon emissions and ensuring energy security and reliability.
GE, which operates in more than 100 countries, serves the energy sector by providing technology and service solutions. The company continues to invest in new technology solutions and grow through strategic acquisitions to strengthen its local presence and better serve customers around the world.