GE Energy Consulting

Turning Knowledge Into Power

For nearly a century, a core group of leading GE technical and business experts have focused their energies on solving the electric power industry’s most pressing challenges—driving the evolution of electric power systems with greater affordability, reliability, and efficiency by providing techno-economic solutions.

 

Today, GE’s Energy Consulting team continues this tradition by providing innovative solutions across the entire spectrum of power generation, delivery, and utilization. With our cross-company resources, GE’s Energy Consulting business is able to serve a diverse global client base with a strong local presence.

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Our Heritage

Industry Pioneers who literally “wrote the book” on how to engineer and operate the interconnected electrical system we know today…

CHARLES STEINMETZ

  • Was One of the first employees of General Electric; started Energy Consulting in 1915 (named “Central Station Engineering”).
  • Developed the theories and mathematical equations behind alternating current (AC).
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EDITH CLARKE

  • Was First woman professionally employed as an electrical engineer in the U.S.
  • She was the first person to publish a mathematical examination of power lines longer than 300 miles.
  • Invented the math that was the first step leading to the smart grid. 
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Timeline

Energy Consulting

The first 100 years

April 15, 1892

GE formed by merger of Edison General Electric and Thomson Houston Co. Power & Mining Dept.
1920s

Central Station Engineering

1880s

Birth of an Industry

Thomas Houston Co.
Power & Mining Dept.
1930s

Infrastructure Growth

Central Station Engineering
with Analytical Engineering
1950s
Combined Electric Utility & Industrial Application Engineering
1960s

Large Centralized Gen. Stations
& EHV Regional Grids

Electric Utility Engineering Operation
1970s

Oil Embargo

Electric Utility Systems
Engineering Department
1980s

Stagnation

Systems Development
Engineering Department
1990s

Deregulation

Power Systems Energy Consulting
Present

Competition

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