A Spectacular Example of GE Smart Grid Technology
In the shadow of the New Jersey Turnpike and not far from Thomas Edison’s former laboratory, GE is writing a new chapter in creating a “smart transmission grid.” Using breakthrough GE smart grid technology and capital, two major Northeastern US power grids, in New Jersey and New York City, are now talking to each other and dispatching energy more efficiently and reliably.
The successful technology kickoff was celebrated during a dedication ceremony on December 8 at GE Energy Financial Services’ 900-megawatt Linden cogeneration power plant, just up the road from where Thomas Edison designed the first reliable electric light bulb 130 years ago. GE, along with key dignitaries, flipped a switch to symbolize the flow of up to 315 megawatts of electricity – enough for up to 300,000 homes – generated by three massive “variable frequency transformers.”
Click here to read the press release with additional details about the project.
Video B-roll showcasing the massive variable frequency transformers is available for download by clicking here.
For additional information about the technology, visit GE Energy’s Variable Frequency Transformer Site.
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View "NJ juices NY with GE’s smart grid technology" to learn more about the installation process of these massive transformers.
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