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GE Vernova Acquires Greenbird Integration Technology

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GE Vernova's Digital division has purchased Greenbird Integration Technology AS, a company specializing in data integration for the utility sector, for an undisclosed amount.

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GE Vernovia is a portfolio of energy businesses owned by General Electric (GE). The portfolio was founded in 2022 and has 4,992 employees listed on LinkedIn.

Greenbird Integrated Technology, founded in 2010, is based in Oslo, Norway. The company has 57 employees listed on LinkedIn. Greenbird’s areas of expertise include Consulting, Integration, SOA, BPM, ESB, Automatic meter reading, AMR, AMI, Smart Metering, Smart Grids, JEE, Middleware, Portal, Enterprise architecture, IT strategy, Masterdata, Java, iPaaS, DevOps, and Data Flows.

The move is part of GE Vernova's strategy of fostering a sustainable energy grid. This acquisition will enhance GridOS, a first-of-its-kind software for grid orchestration, by offering advanced capabilities to integrate data throughout the grid efficiently and on a large scale. Financial details remain confidential, according to GE Vernova.

The GridOS software suite ensures dependable grid operations, aiding utilities globally. By integrating Greenbird, the platform's data fabric will evolve, eliminating data silos and simplifying the amalgamation of energy data, thereby streamlining data integration projects. This will further synchronize modern software, fostering grid automation opportunities, GE Vernova said.

Growing The Grid

The integration of diverse data streams is crucial, as proven by rising electric vehicle (EV) adoption, projected to reach 229M by 2030 in the United States. Successful data integration will be pivotal in facilitating EV-grid interactions, like the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) concept, according to GE Vernova.

Greenbird's platform, provided as a service and developed with cloud services, will expedite the availability of key GridOS elements.

GE Vernova will also welcome Greenbird's expert team, enhancing the AI-driven vision for GridOS, as it aims to address grid orchestration hurdles and advancing large-scale decarbonization and electrification.

GE Vernova Acquires Greenbird: Additional Insight

Scott Reese, CEO, GE Vernova’s Digital business, commented:

“Utilities have an urgent need to connect data from multiple sources to gain visibility and effectively automate their grid operations. Fragmented data is a major obstacle to modernizing the grid and is holding the energy transition back. The Greenbird acquisition brings the proven ability to connect multiple data sources and accelerates our vision for GridOS that is making energy security a reality for many of the world’s leading utilities. Data and AI are key to helping utilities run a reliable and resilient grid and this acquisition is a massive accelerant to making that vision a reality for utilities of all sizes.”

Mahesh Sudhakaran, General Manager, Grid Software at GE Vernova’s Digital business, said:

“Having access to utility data in context gives grid operators an opportunity to better leverage AI for automation and potentially enables the grid to be self-describing and self-healing in the future. This is the vision we have for grid orchestration enabled by the GridOS portfolio, and this acquisition provides both the technology and the talent to help us get there.”

Thorsten Heller, CEO, Greenbird Integration Technology, added:

“We started in 2010 with a mission to simplify data integration for utilities, helping them leverage data to run smarter, more efficient analytics-driven services to accelerate the energy transition. Our technology platform is purpose-built to support a distributed data and IT architecture and aligns perfectly with GE Vernova’s vision for the GridOS federated grid data fabric and one network model, providing the data foundation utilities need to transform their operations.”