In the second agreement announced between the two companies this week, GE Renewable Energy has been selected to provide cyber security for Invenergy’s fleet of wind turbines.
On Thursday, it was announced that GE Renewable Energy had been chosen to provide 300 megawatts (MW) worth of wind turbines to an Invenergy wind project being developed in Reagan County, Texas. A second announcement was also made, however, which will see GE Renewable Energy provide cyber security for Invenergy’s nearly-10 gigawatt (GW) fleet of wind turbines.
The cybersecurity agreement will see Wurldtech, a GE Company, provide cyber security for all of Invenergy’s 9,829 MW wind turbine fleet. The agreement also includes a framework to add future wind farms to the security network. All in all, the agreement is said to be worth more than $13 million over ten years and is apparently one of the largest cybersecurity deals in the history of the Industrial Internet.
Wurldtech will upgrade Invenergy’s legacy controls, upgrading and protecting the wind turbine network’s security with the company’s Opshield — “a cutting-edge purpose-built security solution for industrial and process control environments” — and GE and Wurldtech will also provide Invenergy’s fleet with software maintenance, updates, and patches.