GE Vernova Launches Data Management Software, GridOS Data Fabric

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The GridOS Data Fabric software accesses decentralized data to help operators manage the transmission and distribution of electricity.

GE Vernova has announced the launch of its GridOS Data Fabric software designed for grid orchestration. Data Fabric can help utilities operate a smarter, more resilient grid as renewable energy increases and extreme weather events become more frequent. The software uses federation to access decentralized data from multiple sources and virtualization to generate a centralized view across the grid ecosystem, including transmission, distribution, information technology (IT), and operational technology (OT) applications.

“This launch includes GridOS Connect, our energy data integration engine, a key component for the federated grid data fabric that feeds continuously updated data sets into the system. This is information that has been difficult for utilities to compile and analyze holistically in the past," said Thorsten Heller, Chief Innovation Officer at GE Vernova’s Grid Software business. “With GE Vernova's acquisition of Greenbird Integration Technology AS last year, we are ready to help utilities unlock data for a smarter, resilient grid that is fit for future generations.”


A unified data perspective helps operators discover, govern, and utilize large volumes of highly distributed data to make informed decisions faster while managing the grid in real-time. GridOS Data Fabric can integrate energy data from across OT and IT applications, as well as external data sources such as weather, wildfire, traffic, and emergency services information, to enable coordinated decision-making.

“We are working to address complications arising from big energy data,” said Sanjay Banga, President, Transmission and Distribution Vertical at Tata Power. “Unlocking energy data across the grid will help us address variable renewable power, grid disruption, and the induction of millions of EVs, solar panels, solar pumps, and IoT edge devices. Scalable solutions that make data management easier for utilities will help us better forecast generation and load for grid balancing and optimize capex for optimal data analytics.”

Itron, a partner in the release of this software, will leverage GE Vernova’s GridOS Data Fabric to connect grid operations and grid edge data from sources such as residential solar, electric vehicles, and more. The GridOS strategy is focused around a modular, composable, data-driven software portfolio designed to orchestrate a sustainable energy grid and support the energy transition. The software release builds on GE Vernova’s Greenbird Integration Technology AS acquisition and the official launch of GridOS in 2023.

“A key component of the GridOS Data Fabric software is its ability to connect and integrate data to make more accurate real-time decisions that enable a reliable and resilient grid,” said Don Reeves, Senior Vice President, Outcomes at Itron. “The data to be exchanged with Itron’s Grid Edge Intelligence solutions can provide new insights to promote grid stability and to train and power AI and ML applications that help automate key aspects of the grid operation.”