GE Vernova Unveils GridBeats Automation Portfolio for Grid Resilience

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GridBeats uses speedy controls, AI/ML automation, and cybersecurity to help utilities streamline grid digitalization and improve grid resilience.

GE Vernova’s Grid Solutions business launched a new software portfolio called GridBeats, a collection of automation solutions designed to streamline grid digitalization and enhance grid resilience. The GridBeats portfolio provides digital solutions for the power grid to manage challenges such as aging infrastructure, inadequate control mechanisms, and a lack of fast, reliable communication.

"With the ongoing emphasis on climate change, we are witnessing the most significant transformation of the grid in over a century,” said Nicolas Gibergues, Grid Automation Senior Executive & Business Line Leader, GE Vernova's Grid Solutions. “In response, GE Vernova has rolled out GridBeats, a suite of Grid Automation software solutions designed to assist utilities in adapting to these changes while ensuring their grid operates smoothly."


The software enhances grid resilience and reliability with faster controls, artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML)-based automation, and improved cybersecurity. GridBeats improves visibility across the grid, from larger areas to specific equipment, due to precise sensors and dependable communication networks. Software-defined automation allows for greater flexibility, boosted performance, and a sped-up shift toward sustainable energy.

The GridBeats software portfolio includes zonal autonomous control, an integrated digital substation, EnergyAPM, device management, and a network management system. Zonal autonomous control is a solution that allows you to divide a grid network into autonomous zones, enhancing resilience and reliability during disruptions. The integrated digital substation features top-down engineering tools, centralized protection and control, and advanced wide-area applications. The EnergyAPM feature reduces downtime and maintenance costs through predictive and prescriptive diagnostics, utilizing operational data and a physics-based digital twin of assets.

GridBeats device management increases visibility across the entire fleet down to the individual secondary asset level. Technologies such as auto-detection, remote provisioning, and health monitoring enhance system reliability and reduces operation and maintenance costs. Finally, the network management system maximizes the communication network’s return on investment by increasing system throughput and uptime and improving the utilization of networked devices.