GE has expanded its smart grid software portfolio with the acquisition of data migration and SCADA simulation specialists Opal Software. The acquisition allows GE’s Digital Energy business to deliver greater operational and network productivity to utility customers and increase the development speed and delivery of new solutions—securing GE as a smart grid technology leader. In addition, the Australia-based Opal Software team will improve GE’s ability to support growth in the Asia Pacific region by providing increased local workforce and technology.

Opal Software is a specialty software designer, supplying professional engineering services and SCADA and DMS software products to electricity, water and gas utilities. Opal Software’s data migration capabilities are able to switch quickly between multiple platforms, easily integrating GE software into non-GE systems to provide greater flexibility and more options for customers.

Opal Software’s employees will join GE’s Digital Energy business and the Asia Pacific team.