GE will supply Con Edison Development (CED) with an 8 MWh battery energy storage system, which will be located in Central Valley, Calif. The system uses GE's Mark VIe-based plant control system, Brilliance MW Inverters, and packaged lithium-ion battery modules.
‘We have a history of working with GE in thermal and wind, and we are pleased to continue our long-standing collaboration into the evolving world of energy storage,’ says Mark Noyes, senior vice president and chief operating officer at CED.
As part of its expanding energy storage portfolio, this project marks the first time GE will introduce a lithium-ion battery technology. The system will provide 2 MW of power over a four-hour period, and the deal includes delivery of a complete energy storage system, with associated long-term service agreements, GE notes.
‘GE is committed to the energy storage business,’ says Jeff Wyatt, general manager of GE's solar and energy storage units. ‘Our goal is to help our customers provide flexibility across the grid by combining our expertise in plant controls, power electronics, systems engineering and fundamental battery knowledge. The recent addition of lithium-ion technology complements our Durathon battery offering and gives customers more flexibility in meeting their specific site application needs.’
The installation will be CED's first energy storage project and will serve as a learning tool for optimizing and operating energy storage facilities in the future.
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