GE Grid Solutions
Crescent Power Systems has partnered with GE Grid Solutions to offer the most complete selection of high-voltage power equipment for your transmission and distribution projects.
With broad coverage across the product spectrum, GE Grid and Crescent Power Systems are committed to providing industry-leading quality and reliability with an optimal balance of performance and cost.
HV Circuit Breakers
GE offers utilities advanced solutions to improve grid stability and increase efficiency of transmission infrastructure. High-voltage circuit breakers, the heart of power systems, protect electrical equipment and infrastructure, fulfilling operational and safety functions. In normal operation, they carry nominal load currents, and depending on the installation, switch various equipment such as lines or transformers.
With more than 25,000 Dead Tank Circuit Breakers installed and in service around the world, GE Grid is recognized as one of the technological leaders ensuring the reliability and safety of operations at an optimized cost.
GE’s breakers are developed based on the highest standards for performance, ratings, user convenience and reliability. Each GE circuit breaker model is thoroughly tested to meet or exceed the latest IEEE and IEC standards. Further benefits include:
- Unique design that provides optimal performance and lower total cost of ownership
- Manufacturing excellence to ensure the highest quality standards
- Extensive research, testing and proven field experience resulting in enhanced reliability
- Optional features for enhanced system compatibility, digital integration and in-house expertise
HV Instrument Transformers
Instrument transformers are an essential link for the safe and efficient operation of transmission networks. They provide accurate and reliable current and voltage measurements for secondary equipment such as meters and protection relays.
GE has manufactured tens of thousands HV instrument transformers known for their long-term robustness, safety and reliability.
GE offers a comprehensive range of instrument transformers including:
- Current transformers
- Voltage transformers
- Combined Metering Unit
- Capacitor Voltage Transformers
- Power Voltage Transformers up to 362 kV
- Instrument Transformers for GIS Applications up to 550 kV
HV Disconnect Switches
GE has been a global leader for disconnect switches since the 1960’s, with 8 production facilities and over 500,000 installed poles in more than 130 countries around the world. The extensive portfolio includes disconnectors for AC applications up to 1,200 kV and for DC applications up to 1,000 kV.
GE disconnectors have proven their reliability in the torrid climates of Arizona, Australia and Sudan; in the extremely cold territories of Canada, Russia and Sweden; in the tropical weather conditions of Panama, Indonesia and Malaysia; and in regions with intense seismic activities such as Chile and California.
GE disconnect switches are available in a variety of physical forms up to 1,200 kV designed, tested to support international standards such as IEEE and IEC and based on substation configurations and space requirements, including:
- Vertical Break
- Center Break
- Double-Side Break
- Pantograph and Semi-Pantograph
- Knee Type
For more than 50 years, GE has supplied a broad range of reactors to markets around the world. With proven industry expertise, stringent quality controls, first class materials and full international compliance, GE’s reactors are designed to meet a wide variety of customer needs.
GE’s air core reactors provide a linear response of impedance versus current, which is essential for numerous applications.
The full portfolio of air core reactors includes cost-effective solutions for power generation, transmission and distribution utilities and industry including:
- Air core reactors
- Series reactors
- Shunt reactors
- Neutral grounding reactors
- Current limiting reactors
GE’s engineers have extensive experience in designing and supplying line traps for system voltages up to 800kV and have supplied customers all over the world for more than 35 years.
Line traps prevent transmission of high frequency signals to unwanted directions without the loss of energy at power frequency. They are series-connected to transmission lines and designed to withstand the rated power frequency current and the short circuit current to which the lines are subjected.