GE Digital Energy introduces the Advanced Power System

ATLANTA, GA, March 6, 2002 — GE Digital Energy, a division of GE Industrial Systems and a provider of critical power solutions to the digital marketplace, today introduced its Advanced Power System (APS), a pre-engineered, pre-assembled and pre-tested system delivering highly reliable premium power for mission critical applications.

The APS is a self-contained, virtual plug-and-play power quality solution that focuses on the interconnection of the utility to the critical load. Designed to minimize field installation and operational requirements, the APS operates automatically under self-contained controls with seamless integration to a facility.

By combining power generation, conditioning and energy storage along with all the ancillary electrical distribution equipment, the APS solves a complex power problem with a level of simplicity never before seen in the market.

“The introduction of the APS signifies an important milestone in the delivery of reliable premium power and service performance in the critical power industry,” said Jim Shepard, president, GE Digital Energy. “This is really the first time operations with mission critical power needs, such as data centers, hospitals, high-tech manufacturing and others — can deploy an innovative and sophisticated premium power solution quickly and efficiently.”

The APS is designed for a variety of applications that isolate the critical load from all instantaneous power disturbances and outages. The integrated control system continually monitors the incoming power source for a fault condition, and when power becomes unstable, the APS ensures uninterrupted premium power in a series of split-second steps.

“The proprietary and standard design of the APS provides the customer greater quality and predictability while significantly reducing project costs and timelines,” said Anesa Chaibi, general manager, GE Digital Energy Advanced Power Systems. “Backed by a unique configuration and superb support services, we believe the APS will provide our customers with an economic, flexible and scalable solution for any mission critical application.”

The advanced engineering of the APS, combined with the pre-packaging and commissioning in the factory, reduces the impact on facility design, construction schedules and infrastructure requirements. Additional benefits of the APS include:

“- Modular design providing flexibility and scalability insuring
efficient use of capital
“- Optional indoor-outdoor design providing total flexibility in site
“- Higher reliability through the use of Six Sigma design and
manufacturing practices
“- Lower installed and operating costs based on factory assembly and
“- Lower and predictable life cycle costs based on a flywheel design
“- Integrated remote monitoring and diagnostic system designed with a
standardized and pre-tested, self-contained PLC-based control system
“- Capital optimization for growing a facility’s power capacity &

The first APS unit recently completed extensive factory testing in December 2001 where the system design was validated. The unit will be delivered this month to a GE Industrial Systems (GEIS) facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana where it will be the primary backup to the new state-of-the-art GEIS data center. The 1500 kW APS consists of two outdoor weather protected modules that will provide both critical loads and essential loads to the facility.

About GE Digital Energy
GE Digital Energy is focused on delivering critical power solutions to the digital economy.

As a single point of contact, GE Digital Energy designs, manufactures and delivers Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) ranging from 500VA to 4MVA, and Advanced Power Systems&, ranging from 250KVA to 50MVA – all supported with a Global Services network that includes project assessment, installation, commissioning, preventive and corrective maintenance, and financial services. For more information visit the website at

About GE Industrial Systems
GE Industrial Systems spans the globe as an industry leader in integrated industrial equipment, systems and services. The business brings to customers the latest technological products used to distribute, protect and control electrical power and equipment, and provides innovative product and service solutions for commercial, industrial, residential and utility applications.

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