GE expands telecom power portfolio

Dallas, March 27, 2012 — GE Energy is launching its new GPS 4827 and GPS 2436 telecom energy systems with power electronics energy efficiency approaching 97 percent and flexible equipment leasing options.

Designed to accelerate energy efficiency upgrades across mid-size central offices, mobile switching centers, internet datacenters and other communications facilities, the new Galaxy Power System DC power plants help carriers cost-effectively achieve their sustainability objectives through Total Efficiency technology.

The new GPS systems are estimated to save more than a billion kilowatt hours annually by reducing power loss and cooling requirements 50 to 70 percent.

Equipment leasing financial options available through GE Capital ensure communications providers can optimize their CAPEX budget while in many cases funding the monthly lease payment from the utility savings achieved by upgrading legacy DC power plants. A Cost of Power calculator demonstrates how Total Efficiency investments may deliver one to two year return on investment payback periods.

The GE Energy GPS 4827 provides up to 1800 Amps of 48Vdc output while the GPS 2436 provides up to 2400 Amps of 24Vdc power. The integrated, multi-cabinet configurations are managed by the user-friendly Galaxy Millennium II controller.

The new GPS energy systems utilize the same Infinity TE series rectifiers used in other GE Energy cell site and outside plant cabinet products to simplify and lower the cost of deployment, operations, maintenance and spare parts.

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