GE Research and Prolec GE are partnering with Cooperative Energy to install the world’s first flexible power transformer, designed to be a one-size-fits-all solution to transformer outages and to provide energy providers with more opportunities to leverage renewable energy sources. The flexible transformer is a potential solution to help with the country’s aging electricity grid. Due to a growing number of severe weather events that have the potential of damaging power systems, the flexible transformer provides a uniform solution that can cut down on construction wait times by functioning as a back-up solution when systems are down.