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November 16, 2011

Belgium's EANDIS Selects GE for Smart Grid Project
By Carolyn J Dawson
TMCnet Contributor

EANDIS has selected GE’s PowerOnFusion Distribution Management System (DMS) to power its smart grid project. Apart from improving grid and operational efficiency, the EANDIS smart grid project seeks to integrate renewable energy. European Union’s goal of reducing carbon reduction by 20 percent by 2020 will therefore receive help from EANDIS. EANDIS is a Flemish electric and gas distribution utility

In a release, Luis Maria Perez, general manager at GE Digital Energy, said, “GE’s integrated solution at EANDIS will provide a constantly evolving evergreen platform capable of meeting the changing requirements of the smart grid and the low-carbon economy. With more reliable, efficient and cleaner energy comes a more attractive environment for business and consumers —helping to spur economic development and improve lifestyles.”

All traditional utility distribution functions are integrated by GE’s PowerOnFusion DMS technology in a single platform. These include network management and outage management. Regulatory reporting with emerging low carbon technologies like embedded generation and energy storage is also integrated by PowerOnFusion DMS technology.

All users are serviced by the software’s architecture and functionality in their own working environment. Streamlined business operations have therefore resulted due to the seamless integration and flexible architecture. This has also increased workforce productivity. The quality of service for consumers has also improved.

The business criticality of electricity distribution is acknowledged by the underlying concepts of PowerOnFusion. The need for real time usability speeds and for 24 x 7 operational availability is also acknowledged by PowerOnFusion.

The world’s toughest challenges are taken on by the advanced technology, services and finance company, GE. The company has operations in over 100 countries with around 300,000 employees. The company is dedicated to innovation in energy, health, transportation and infrastructure.

Technology and service solutions based on a commitment to quality and innovation are provided by GE to the energy sector. Apart from investing in new technology solutions, the company is strengthening its local presence through strategic acquisitions. This also helps GE to better serve customer around the world. GE Power & Water, GE Energy Management and GE Oil & Gas comprise to form GE Energy. GE Energy has over 100,000 employees globally.

Carolyn John is a Contributor to TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves


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