Energy & Power
GE’s Reservoir energy storage platform “can fit into most any setting”
By Anthony Capkun
March 8, 2018 – “GE’s Reservoir delivers the new type of energy system that customers are looking for to help manage electricity’s next chapter,” said Russell Stokes of GE Power, speaking of the new energy storage platform.
“It can fit into most any setting, from centralized grid systems to the most remote villages and communities,” added GE Power’s Eric Gebhardt.
The Reservoir is a flexible, compact energy storage solution for AC or DC coupled systems. The 1.2 MW, 4 MWh Reservoir storage unit is the fundamental building block of the platform; it’s a modular solution that integrates GE’s Battery Blade (module stack) design. GE says its proprietary Blade Protection Unit (BPU) actively balances the safety, life and production of each battery blade, extending battery life by up to 15% and reducing fault currents by up to 5X.
The modular system has multiple installation and cabling options, including pad or pier, and is designed to minimize operation and maintenance (O&M) expenses over the life of the project with an all-weather design and high-efficiency cooling system. It is factory-built and -tested to reduce project installation time and costs.
The Reservoir platform also leverages Predix and Edge controls technologies to provide “data-driven insights that help energy operators enhance their systems”.