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December 10, 2013 - Satisfying line protection operating speed requirements for IEC- and IEEE-oriented utilities, Universal Relay v7.2 maximizes performance of electrical systems' protection and control elements. Firmware generates segregated Phasor Measurement Unit data for up to 6 feeders. PMUs provide comprehensive transformer protection technology, removing need for dedicated rate of change of frequency devices to be installed to monitor electrical flow spikes.
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GE Co.
25925 Telegraph Dr.
Southfield, MI, 48034
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GE's Universal Relay Provides Advanced Protection and Control for IEC Electrical Utilities


New Firmware Update Satisfies Line Protection Operating Speed Requirements for IEC- and IEEE-Oriented Utilities
Maximizes Performance of Utilities’ Protection and Control Systems
Generates Segregated Phasor Measurement Unit Data for up to Six Feeders

MARKHAM, ONTARIO — In an increasingly global business environment, GE’s Digital Energy business (NYSE: GE) offers utilities a single platform of protection and control devices capable of meeting international specifications and protocols with its new Universal Relay (UR) firmware version 7.2. GE’s UR provides utilities worldwide with the technology they need to maximize the performance of their electrical systems’ protection and control elements.

The UR 7.2 is GE’s latest addition to its advanced family of protection and control products designed to meet the demanding operating speed requirements of IEC-oriented utilities around the world. Line protection requirements—such as language, special pilot schemes, performance, enhanced selectivity for specific fault cases and communication protocols—for IEC-oriented utilities vary from country to country. While some countries face more stringent standards and regulations than others, GE’s new UR 7.2 complies with requirements worldwide and meets the needs of each individual utility.

“The UR 7.2’s advanced technologies, including improvements in line protection functionality, take GE’s protection and control offerings to a new, global level,” said Juan Macias, general manager, GE’s Digital Energy business. “Enhancing our UR line protection to comply with rigorous IEC application requirements enables GE to provide innovative technology capable of meeting and serving IEC utilities’ needs, no matter where they are located.”

As the use of synchrophasor-based applications to monitor electrical grid usage has become increasingly common throughout the industry, it has led to the development of a broad range of phasor measurement unit (PMU) devices. GE’s PMU devices provide comprehensive synchrophasor functionality that addresses the challenges of meeting each region’s specific applications and power system requirements.

Additional features include:

By generating segregated PMU data for up to six feeders, GE’s UR PMU reduces the number of PMU devices needed for multiple-feeder applications by up to 80 percent. Additionally, up to six VT banks can be connected to a single device.

Devices can simultaneously deliver metering-class and protection-class PMU data, meeting the latest version of IEEE C37.118 (2011) standards and helping to optimize PMU-based metering and protection applications.

New support of PMU data on the UR C60 breaker controller device removes the need for dedicated PMU devices for synchrophasor-based breaker control logic.

The UR 7.2’s PMUs provide comprehensive transformer protection technology, removing the need for dedicated rate of change of frequency devices to be installed to monitor electrical flow spikes.

The new UR also increases selectivity of neutral directional overcurrent protection for complex fault events.

GE’s Digital Energy business is a global leader in transmission and distribution solutions that manage and move power from the power plant to the power consumer. Its products and services increase the reliability of electrical power networks and critical equipment for utility, industrial and large commercial customers. From protecting and optimizing assets such as generators, transmission lines and motors, to delivering analytic tools to help manage the power grid, and providing uninterruptible power, GE’s Digital Energy business delivers industry-leading technologies to solve the unique challenges of each customer. For more information, visit http://www.gedigitalenergy.com.

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Media contacts:
Margaret Hills
GE-Digital Energy
Phone: +1 905 927 5426
Email: margaret.hills@ge.com
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