GE Digital (NYSE:GE) has acquired Opus One Solutions Energy Corp., a software company helping electric utilities optimize energy planning and operations.
The firm’s renewable energy planning capabilities will combine with GE Digital’s network management and optimization portfolio to help utilities make decisions regarding renewable and distributed energy resource integration at scale.
Opus makes use of its GridOS advanced model-based software platform to enable digital utility. The two firms have collaborated in the past to support customers transitioning to intelligent and sustainable energy networks.
“Electric utilities around the world face new obstacles with the rapid growth of renewables and DERs,” said Jim Walsh, general manager of GE Digital’s grid software business. “With increased demand for renewable energy and electric vehicles in every region, challenges for grid and market operators are more acute every day.”
“Our commitment is to empower grid operators with the best strategies and technologies, as they solve some of the world’s toughest challenges and greatest opportunities around distributed energy,” added Joshua Wong, president and CEO of Opus. “It’s an exciting time in our mission to enable the energy transition and the grid of the future.”