GE Power has tapped former AES and RES Americas executive Robert Morgan to lead its new energy storage unit.
One of Morgan’s principal roles as GE’s CEO of energy storage will be to grow and expand the recently launched Reservoir – a comprehensive energy storage platform that delivers customized storage solutions to help customers manage the changing power landscape, according to GE Power.
“Energy storage is a key opportunity for our customers as they look for solutions with the best cost, lowest-carbon footprint, and greater reliability and resiliency,” says Russell Stokes, president and CEO of GE Power. “Rob brings the right skillset to lead GE Power’s energy storage unit as the industry shifts toward a more decentralized, decarbonized and digitized electricity infrastructure.”
According to Morgan’s LinkedIn profile, he served in various roles at AES from 1996 to 2003. He also founded Agile Energy LLC and served as the chief strategy officer and executive vice president of business development at RES Americas in 2013-2016.
Eric Gebhardt, vice president and strategic technology officer of GE Power, adds, “The global energy landscape is experiencing a dramatic shift with increasing renewables integration and the growth of distributed power. In his most recent roles as a founder of energy start-up Agile Energy and executive at RES Americas, Rob has been at the center of this market disruption and has demonstrated how to successfully build market-leading businesses. We’re confident he will do the same for GE Power’s energy storage portfolio.”