GE launches Renewable Energy business unit

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GE today announced the launch of its Renewable Energy business unit to expand its focus on wind segment.

Recently, GE announced the acquisition of power and grid businesses from Alstom.

The new business expands GE’s global wind footprint to more than 30,000 turbines worldwide and significantly increases its presence in regions like Europe and Latin America. In Europe alone, GE’s installed base will grow by approximately 50 percent as a result of the deal.

Anne McEntee is the president and CEO of GE’s onshore wind unit, while Anders Soe-Jensen is the president and CEO of GE’s offshore wind unit.

“With the creation of our new business, GE now has one of the world’s largest renewable energy footprints, and our goal is to help drive the wind industry forward by drawing on the shared expertise of two innovative companies,” said Jerome Pecresse, president & CEO of GE Renewable Energy.

GE Renewable Energy also announced a new offshore wind deal with EDF in France and the Merkur offshore project in Germany to supplying new Haliade turbine technology. The Haliade technology will be featured in the Block Island project, which is set to become the first offshore wind farm in the United States.

GE Renewable Energy plans to extend its services capabilities across both existing fleets, with an emphasis on using digital and analytics capabilities to improve productivity and increase power output.

Earlier this year, GE launched its Digital Wind Farm to create a digital infrastructure for the wind industry. The Digital Wind Farm harnesses the analytics power of the GE Store and is powered by Predix, the secure software platform for the Industrial Internet.

Rajani Baburajan
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