GE Energy Expands Telecom Power Portfolio

New GPS 4827 and GPS 2436 Enable Telecom, Wireless, Cable Broadband and Satellite Service Providers to Shrink Utility Bills and Reduce Cooling Requirements While Lowering Capital Expenditures

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 27, 2012) - GE Energy (NYSE: GE) is launching its new GPS 4827 and GPS 2436 telecom energy systems with power electronics energy efficiency approaching 97 percent and flexible equipment leasing options. Designed to accelerate energy efficiency upgrades across mid-size central offices, mobile switching centers, internet datacenters and other communications facilities, the new Galaxy Power System™ (GPS) DC power plants help carriers cost-effectively achieve their sustainability objectives through Total Efficiency™ technology. The new GPS systems are estimated to save more than a billion kilowatt hours annually by reducing power loss and cooling requirements 50 to 70 percent.

"GE Energy's GPS DC power plant continues to lead the DC Energy Systems segment based on its reliability, output capacity, energy efficiency and ease of operation," said Jeff Schnitzer, president of GE Energy's Power Electronics business. "These new GPS DC power plants enable our customers to simplify the operations and maintenance of their installed base, while also lowering power and cooling expenses."

Equipment leasing financial options available through GE Capital ensure communications providers can optimize their CAPEX budget while in many cases funding the monthly lease payment from the utility savings achieved by upgrading legacy DC power plants. A Cost of Power™ calculator demonstrates how Total Efficiency investments may deliver one to two year return on investment payback periods.

The GE Energy GPS 4827 provides up to 1800 Amps of 48Vdc output while the GPS 2436 provides up to 2400 Amps of 24Vdc power. The integrated, multi-cabinet configurations are managed by the user-friendly Galaxy Millennium® II controller. The new GPS energy systems utilize the same Infinity TE series rectifiers used in other GE Energy cell site and outside plant cabinet products to simplify and lower the cost of deployment, operations, maintenance and spare parts.

Pricing and Availability

GE Energy Galaxy Power Systems are approved for deployment with contract pricing at AT&T, CenturyLink, Comcast, FairPoint, Frontier, Verizon and other service providers. Ready-to-ship configurations of the GPS power plants, with associated services and training, can be rapidly deployed within weeks. For more information please visit or call 877-546-3243 or +1 972 244 WATT.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at

GE Energy works connecting people and ideas everywhere to create advanced technologies for powering a cleaner, more productive world. With more than 100,000 employees in over 100 countries, our diverse portfolio of product and service solutions and deep industry expertise help our customers solve their challenges locally. We serve the energy sector with technologies in such areas as natural gas, oil, coal and nuclear energy; wind, solar, biogas and water processing; energy management; and grid modernization. We also offer integrated solutions to serve energy- and water-intensive industries such as mining, metals, marine, petrochemical, food & beverage and unconventional fuels.

Follow GE Energy on Twitter @GE_Energy.

For more information, contact:

Contact Information:

Michelle Barry
BridgeView Marketing
+1 603 570 7533