GE’s Digital Energy business announced the opening of its Smart Grid Technology Center of Excellence (COE) in Atlanta, GA. GE says its center is another demonstration of the company’s commitment to discovering and deploying clean, sustainable and economically viable energy solutions to satisfy ever-increasing worldwide energy demand.

“Atlanta is an ideal location for us to continue to grow our smart grid business,” said Bob Gilligan, vice president-digital energy for GE Energy Services. “This new center of excellence will strengthen our green workforce and help GE continue to create solutions to better address our 21st century energy needs.” The center is expected to add about 400 new jobs over three years. It will combine the world headquarters for GE’s Digital Energy business, a world-class smart grid engineering laboratory, and a world-destination smart grid customer solutions showcase.