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Media Alert - GE Digital Energy Opens Grid IQ? Innovation Centre - Canada

Monday, October 01, 2012

Media Alert - GE Digital Energy Opens Grid IQ? Innovation Centre - Canada09:00 EDT Monday, October 01, 2012TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2012 /CNW/ -WHAT: On October 2, 2012 - GE Digital Energy will open the doors to its Grid IQ™ Innovation Centre - a $40 million, 200,000 square foot facility that will be used to drive research, development and manufacturing of grid modernization technologies and facilitate global collaboration.   GE's Grid IQ Innovation Centre will drive research and development, create new innovation-related jobs (including expanded manufacturing), and facilitate global collaboration in substation and distribution automation, electrical system protection and control, microgrid control and cyber security. ATTENDEES:Elyse Allan, President & CEO, GE Canada The Honourable Chris Bentley, Minister of Energy The Honourable Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Innovation Juan Macias, GM, Grid Automation His Worship Frank Scarpitti, Mayor, City of Markham WHEN:   Tuesday, October 2, 2012 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. WHERE:  GE Grid IQ™ Innovation Centre 650 Markland Street Markham, Ontario, L6C 0M1  VISUALS:  The following will be available for video/photo capture at the event: Interviews with Juan Macias and Elyse AllanRibbon cutting ceremonyTour of the facility including manufacturing, assembly and R&D. RSVP TO:   Court Elliott    Katie Ilaria GE Canada    GE Energy Director, Communications  Communication Specialist +1 647-281-7073   +1 215-801-4093 court.elliott@ge.com  katherine.ilaria@ge.com   Follow GE Canada on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/GE_Canada and use the hashtag #GEGridIQ for the opening.  SOURCE: GE EnergyFor further information: Court Elliott  GE Canada  Director, Communications  +1 647-281-7073  court.elliott@ge.com Katie Ilaria GE Energy Communication Specialist +1 215-801-4093 katherine.ilaria@ge.com