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AWS, GE Digital Join on Power Grid Modernization with New Zealand Utility

Feb. 8, 2023
GE Digital is collaborating with Amazon Web Services to address increasing customer demand for cloud-based services.

GE Digital signed a multiyear agreement with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) to help utilities accelerate power grid modernization.

GE Digital and AWS will collaborate on intelligent power grid solutions to enable electric utilities to digitally transform, modernize and accelerate the energy transition.

New Zealand-based Vector Limited, the country’s largest distributor of electricity and gas, and owner and operator of networks, which span the greater Auckland region, is demonstrating the benefit of deploying cloud-compatible grid software solutions.

GE Digital will deliver a new grid operating software platform, GridOS, and cloud-enabled solutions that are designed to be secure and reduce operational and infrastructure costs for energy companies.

AWS and GE Digital companies aim to also help streamline the migration of on-premises solutions onto AWS, execute integrated go-to-market activities, launch solutions in AWS Marketplace, and help train developers.

Vector has deployed GE Digital’s Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) software, which is designed to increase reliability, productivity and efficiency in the management and orchestration of the electricity distribution network, on AWS Outposts, a family of fully managed solutions that delivers the same AWS infrastructure and services to virtually any on-premises or edge location for a truly consistent hybrid experience.

By deploying a hybrid solution, Vector is experiencing the best of both worlds as they extend the benefits of AWS cloud services and infrastructure to operational technology (OT) provided by GE Digital’s ADMS.

With this new agreement in place, GE Digital and AWS will work together to help electric utilities accelerate hybrid cloud adoption when and where needed, along with deployment of solutions on the GridOS platform to solve mission-critical challenges at the speed of the energy transition.​

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