- Data Centers—Currently, information technology and telecommunications facilities account for approximately 120 billion kilowatt hours of electricity annually, or 3 percent of all U.S. electricity use. 1 Not only can this put a strain on the local grid, but it also drives operational costs to unprecedented heights. GE has been working with network providers to improve the efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of their data centers. For instance, GE’s ENERGY STAR™-rated, eBoost-equipped uninterruptable power supply (UPS) can increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption and costs, allowing for substantial savings over time.
- Healthcare Facilities—GE’s automatic transfer switches and UPS technology provide critical backup power in the event of a power disruption, ensuring that patients’ crucial medical equipment stays on. This technology has been installed in Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center to supply emergency power in the event of a local grid disruption.
- Financial Markets—GE’s Critical Power business also plays a major role in keeping the power on in financial institutions, such as banks and stock markets around the globe. Its power-switching and UPS technologies ensure real-time trading and currency exchanges remain unaffected in the event of a power disturbance.
- Telecommunications—Products and services from GE’s Critical Power business are used by telecom, wireless and cable broadband service providers to ensure an uninterrupted power supply and to convert AC power from a primary power source, such as the electric utility grid, into precisely controlled DC power used for datacenters, central offices, cell towers, outside-plant fiber optics and customer premise facilities.
- Embedded Power—GE’s Critical Power business designs, manufactures and markets embedded power modules to provide AC/DC standard, as well as custom power supplies and DC/DC circuit board mounted power modules for use within other original equipment manufacturer (OEM) equipment. These embedded power products are used in the healthcare, communications, computing, industrial and data storage markets.
Through a partnership with GE Capital, GE’s Critical Power business is able to provide customers with a unique financial support opportunity. Customers can take advantage of customized financial lease programs and terms to support equipment upgrades and retrofits. These lease programs and terms have been specifically designed with customer’s needs in mind to ensure facilities can affordably implement the latest technologies, products and services in order to achieve more efficient and reliable power.GE’s Critical Power business provides mission-critical applications with end-to-end power product and service solutions specifically designed to maximize uptime. The solutions offered by the Critical Power business add to GE’s broader Industrial Solutions portfolio of leading technologies designed for the delivery, management and optimization of electrical power for customers across multiple industries. To learn more about GE’s Critical Power business visit: www.gecriticalpower.com. About GE GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com. Follow GE Energy Management and its Critical Power business on Twitter @GE_EnergyMgmt and @GEcriticalpower. 1 source: http://www.electricityforum.com/news/jan10/DOEsendsmillionstoITefficiencyprojects.html