GE officially dedicated a $45 million renewable energy global headquarters in Schenectady, N.Y. The establishment of the renewable energy global headquarters has spurred the creation of more than 650 new jobs in Schenectady – 150 more than originally anticipated and a year ahead of schedule, according to the company.
‘The dedication of our new, state-of-the-art global headquarters represents our ongoing mission to provide renewable energy solutions that will help meet both the world's energy and environmental needs,’ says Victor Abate, vice president of renewable energy for GE Power & Water.
GE's new renewable energy global headquarters meets federal Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building standards and will be 20% more energy efficient than required by New York State building standards.
A four-story atrium houses a scale-model wind turbine and interactive displays featuring GE's renewable energy technologies. A remote operations center is one of two global facilities that provides continuous monitoring and diagnostic services for GE's installed base of wind turbines and solar power electronics.
The event also marked the installation of GE's 13,500th wind turbine globally. The company's global installed fleet now generates enough electricity to power nearly 6 million U.S. homes.
SOURCE: GE Power & Water