GE Acquires Innovative Technology to Help Meet EU Energy Efficiency and Emissions Targets

GE has acquired Remote Energy Monitoring with operations in Hertfordshire, UK and in Australia. The acquisition enhances GE’s ability to address the European Union’s goals for a lower-emission, higher efficiency energy infrastructure. Remote Energy Monitoring’s software and hardware technologies allow consumers and utilities to better monitor and manage their energy usage.

Remote Energy Monitoring’s metering solutions are approved by UK regulators. The modular design of the solutions make them field upgradeable, enabling utilities to integrate new capabilities in the future without the time and expense of switching out meters.

“Advanced software, flexible systems and robust communications are critical elements in modernising our infrastructure to meet the world’s energy needs,” says Bob Gilligan, vice president of GE’s Digital Energy business. “The accelerating pace of change of the energy industry demands flexible, cost effective solutions that can be modified to meet the changing needs.”

GE’s end-to-end hardware, software and communications technologies elevate electric metering beyond simply tracking energy consumption. The metering solutions support enhancements such as remote activation and disconnect, two-way communications between households and utilities, dynamic pricing structures, pre-paid account management, and energy use adjustments in response to peak pricing events. In addition, robust software and communications enable consumers to receive energy information and control energy usage via PC, TV, smart phone and/or other mobile devices.

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