GE Brings New Grid-Scale Energy Storage Platform ‘Reservoir’ to Market

GE today launched its new grid-scale Reservoir energy storage platform.

“GE’s Reservoir platform enables cost-effective distribution, storage, and utilization of cleaner, more reliable power where and when it is needed most,” Eric Gebhardt, vice president and strategic technology officer of GE Power, said in a statement. “It can fit into most any setting, from centralized grid systems to the most remote villages and communities. The Reservoir also allows energy providers new degrees of flexibility for more intelligently managing and getting the most out of all their power assets.”

GE said that it has a 20-MW/80-MWh pre-launch commitment for the 1.2-MW/4-MWh Reservoir unit.

The company last month said that it will work with energy storage provider Arenko Group to build grid-scale energy storage systems in the U.K.

Arenko invested in a 41-MW (MWh capacity not disclosed) fully integrated battery energy storage system supplied by GE. According to GE, the project is one of the largest planned storage installations in the U.K. and is expected to begin commercial operation this year.

Lead image credit: GE

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