GE Renewable Energy ’s Grid Solutions business has announced plans to invest “tens of millions” of dollars to expand its range of SF6-free high-voltage substation equipment to include all key high-voltage levels by 2025. This is one of Grid Solution’s biggest portfolio investments in years, and will support customers in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. GE is a leader in SF6-free high-voltage solutions with its Green Gas for Grid (g3) offering, which have the same performance as SF6 products, but with a more than 99 per cent reduction in global warming potential (GWP).
By offering SF6-free solutions, GE is actively helping customers and countries meet their goals to drastically reduce emissions set by the Paris Climate Agreement as a global response to curb the impact of climate change and limit the overall planet’s warming to below 2 degrees Celsius.
Reinaldo Garcia, CEO of GE’s Grid Solutions, said: “We believe it is our responsibility to lead by example. It is critical for us to advance tangible solutions to minimise greenhouse gas emissions. I am proud that g3 is one of the leading solutions in the Grid Solutions’ portfolio to help our customers navigate this journey to lower emissions.”
By 2025, GE’s Grid Solutions will offer SF6-free gas-insulated substations up to 420kV, dead tank and live tank circuit breakers up to 550kV, as well as instrument transformers up to 420kV.