The magic Electric Odyssey bus

When was the last time you had an exciting, educational experience on a bus? If you're thinking back fondly to an elementary-school field trip, then it's time to introduce you to the GE Electric Odyssey Tour bus.

The Electric Odyssey showcases the latest GE technologies and services that can help you improve your facility safety, productivity and reliability. While on the bus, participants can see, test, and touch the products, including drives, circuit breakers, switchgear, as well as transformer and motor services.

I had the privilege of experiencing the Electric Odyssey bus firsthand. From the outside, it looks like a normal vehicle, but once you step aboard, you’re instantly transported into a world of breakers, switchgear, arc fault protection and more. Tim Ford, Senior Product Manager – Circuit Breakers; Andrew Sohn, Global Product Line Manager – Power Delivery Services; Lisa Bagwell, Global Specification Engineering; and Marty L. Trivette, Senior Product Manager – Switchgear Business, gave me a guided tour, explaining how each product or service could save time, money and lives.

Here are just a few of the standout products:

  • Entellisys 4.5 Low-Voltage Switchgear
  • EntelliGuard G Circuit Breakers
  • Medium Voltage LIS Retrofit
  • Arc Vault Protection System
  • Spectra RMS Molded Case Circuit Breakers with microEntelliGuard Trip Units
  • General Purpose Drives AF650GP
  • Power Conversion LV7000

Learn more about the products on the bus

The Electric Odyssey tour, which began in May, has peaked the interest of facility owners, contractors, consultants and more from the oil and gas, mining, and construction industries, just to name a few. During its six-month tour, the bus will visit over 80 cities and 200 sites in North America. You can view the scheduled stops or even request a stop.

Learn more about the 2012 Elecric Odyssey Tour