GE plans backup for London Olympics

GE will enhance energy security at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with uninterruptible power supply (UPS) solutions that maintain energy to vital systems.

In the event of a power grid disruption, GE technology and on-site engineering support will switch to battery back-up power so the games can run until power is restored.

GE’s UPS solutions will help deliver uninterrupted power for critical Games operations such as lighting, security, scoring systems, broadcasting, IT and telecommunications at each Olympic Venue.

The complete “solutions-in-a-box” includes transformers, batteries, switchgear and plug-and-play connectivity. The systems’ compact design requires less space and also is easier to install and service. GE also will provide support staff.

GE’s Leicester-based Digital Energy team has been working on the UPS plans and requirements with LOCOG for more than three years. In addition to UPS, the overall solution includes additional generation resources to sustainably supplement grid capacity.

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