September 2022 | Global energy leader GE and PhotonFirst enter into partnership for development of transformer monitoring solutions
Asset monitoring & diagnostics expertise of GE’s Grid Solutions matched with PhotonFirst’s innovation leadership in chip-based sensing.
Lisburn, UK, Alkmaar, The Netherlands, September 12, 2022
With a signing ceremony on the premises of GE’s Grid Solutions in Lisburn, GE and PhotonFirst announced a strategic technology collaboration. As the energy transition accelerates, reliability and optimization of key grid assets such as power and network transformers are critical, with real-time monitoring increasingly important to create smarter and safer grids. Fiber optical sensing based on integrated photonics offers exciting new opportunities to monitor the performance of transformers in a scalable, low-cost, robust and intelligent way. GE’s Grid Solutions Monitoring & Diagnostics group has selected PhotonFirst as it’s preferred partner for development and supply of smart transformer monitoring systems. Jointly, the parties have the ambition to develop easy to deploy greenfield and brownfield solutions, fully integrating with GE’s advanced asset monitoring software solutions.