Energy Storage 101

What is an Energy Storage System?

Energy storage is an efficient and effective solution to store and use energy on demand, providing flexibility across the grid. Energy storage systems provide a wide range of technologies and approaches to manage power supplies, create a more stabilized energy infrastructure and lower the cost of energy for utility providers and consumers.

Components of a Battery Storage System:

Energy storage systems are comprised of three main modules:

  • The DC battery where energy is stored
  • The AC power conversion where the energy is converted from AC to DC
  • The control system that manages the operation of GE’s energy storage system
As a battery manufacturer, our team has a deep technical understanding of cells, thermal management and other key battery-related elements that helps us to configure the right DC battery technology to meet our customers' needs.
The AC block is based on GE’s Brilliance* MW inverters that demonstrate reliability and efficiency in thousands of wind turbines deployed around the world.
Our GE controls are based on Mark* VI technology, currently in use by approximately 30% of the world's power generation equipment and with hundreds of thousands of operating hours monitoring and controlling power plant systems.

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