October 27, 2008

GE Digital Energy to Supply Multilin Universal Relay Products to TVA

GE Digital Energy has signed a 10-year strategic agreement to supply the Tennessee Valley Authority with Multilin Universal Relay products for its existing and future substations.

The Multilin Universal Relays (URs), protection and control products that serve as the engine for industrial and utility substation automation, will be used throughout the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA's) power system. These products will monitor and protect TVA's power system from failures and outages. The value of this agreement could be worth up to $15 million.

The Multilin UR products not only met all of TVA's criteria but also offered comprehensive support for IEC 61850, the international standard for substation communication that reduces construction and design costs and will allow TVA to upgrade to future technology without having to replace its existing infrastructure, said GE Digital Energy.

Vince Tullo, general manager of sales at GE Digital Energy, said: "We are pleased to have been selected by TVA to provide solutions for their substations. Multilin URs are driving technology advancements in the protection and control industry and will help TVA provide reliable power to its customers throughout the southeastern US."