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Moving Power through the Grid  Real. Smart. Solutions. Bob Gilligan Vice President, Digital Energy GE May 2010 @ 2010 Gene...
Real.  Energy.  Challenges. On the island of Ireland … <ul><li>Energy demand is rising: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>150% from 19...
Real.  Grid.  Complexity
Real.  Smart.  Solutions. DATA & COMMUNICATIONS Power  Generation Transmission  & Distribution Residential &  Community In...
Real.  Consumer.  Solutions <ul><li>Consumers want to be empowered and make choices. </li></ul><ul><li>With information po...
Power interruptions cost EU businesses €150 Billion each year and U.S. economy $80 Billion each year.  GE’s smart grid tec...
The cost of generating a kilowatt-hour of electricity is 70 to 170 times the cost of “saving” a kWh through efficiency. GE...
Real.   Clean.  Solutions. <ul><li>As carbon legislation becomes reality, we must optimize the integration of renewable di...
Moving power through the grid The next steps ... <ul><li>Energy Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative and open, comm...
Learn more at www.itsyoursmartgrid.com Smart grid is an economic engine. For everyone.
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  1. 1. Moving Power through the Grid Real. Smart. Solutions. Bob Gilligan Vice President, Digital Energy GE May 2010 @ 2010 General Electric Company. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. Real. Energy. Challenges. On the island of Ireland … <ul><li>Energy demand is rising: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>150% from 1985-2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expecting additional 60% to 2025 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy Generation Increasing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>42% renewable penetration levels technically feasible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2010 operational wind capacity is 1570.10 Megawatts (MW) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wind contributes to 31% of load </li></ul></ul>* Above statistics from “All-island Electricity Arrangements” report 2008
  3. 3. Real. Grid. Complexity
  4. 4. Real. Smart. Solutions. DATA & COMMUNICATIONS Power Generation Transmission & Distribution Residential & Community Industrial & Commercial Diagnostics & visualization Substation digitization Mobile applications Reliability & demand forecasting Smart appliances Home energy use monitoring Backup power mgmt & control TOU reporting Energy management Generation optimization Renewables Microgrids Protection & control Advanced metering infrastructure Distributed generation infrastructure Asset monitoring & diagnostics Embracing renewables Increasing Reliability Empowering consumers Increasing efficiency
  5. 5. Real. Consumer. Solutions <ul><li>Consumers want to be empowered and make choices. </li></ul><ul><li>With information portals and in-home devices, GE’s smart grid shows consumers how they can take control of their energy usage. </li></ul><ul><li>In Louisville, consumers are empowered by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart appliances and smart meters that explain and control energy use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Utility benefits from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced peak power demands by moving high-energy-consumption activities to off-peak times. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Power interruptions cost EU businesses €150 Billion each year and U.S. economy $80 Billion each year. GE’s smart grid technologies deliver dramatic reliability gains. <ul><li>EDF Energy customers are benefiting from. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less outages - 20% fewer supply interruptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>30% fewer customer minutes lost in the first 18 months of operation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Utility benefits from: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A regulatory performance reward of more than £1million. </li></ul></ul>Real. Reliable. Solutions
  7. 7. The cost of generating a kilowatt-hour of electricity is 70 to 170 times the cost of “saving” a kWh through efficiency. GE’s smart grid technologies help reduce the flow of lost energy and wasted money. <ul><li>Coordinated Volt-VAR-Control (CVVC) system minimizes losses. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced reactive power loading by maintaining power factors near unity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generate less power to meet the same consumer demand. </li></ul></ul>Real. Efficient. Solutions.
  8. 8. Real. Clean. Solutions. <ul><li>As carbon legislation becomes reality, we must optimize the integration of renewable distributed generation. </li></ul><ul><li>Less reliance on imported fuels means greater energy independence and security. </li></ul><ul><li>Hawaii moving from fossil-fuel-dependence to renewable, carbon-free solutions. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>40% of their energy from clean renewable sources by 2030. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demand Response systems and VOLT/VAR technologies help manage peak load </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grid management software can optimize the integration of wind and solar power. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Moving power through the grid The next steps ... <ul><li>Energy Policy </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative and open, common technology standards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Incentives for renewable generation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reward efficiency as well as reliability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Align smart meter initiative with grid optimisation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Smart city deployments to catalyze change. </li></ul><ul><li>Build consumer awareness and support. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Learn more at www.itsyoursmartgrid.com Smart grid is an economic engine. For everyone.

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