“While we always strive to provide competitive pricing, what really differentiates GE is the fact that we listen to our customers and help craft a customized energy storage strategy,” said Anne Mc Entee, president and CEO of GE’s renewable energy business.
“We focus on full system performance rather than individual component pieces, allowing customers to match power production with demand in real time and utilize grid assets more efficiently.” GE anticipates project construction will begin early next year, with commercial operation scheduled for the third quarter of 2016.
The facility will aid grid flexibility and increase reliability on the IID network by providing solar ramping, frequency regulation, power balancing and black start capability for an adjacent gas turbine.
“We chose GE as the energy storage system provider for this project because they supplied the most comprehensive solution at a competitive price,” said Mike Abatti, president of CESP.
“GE is well-positioned to serve the needs of the project and will remain a stable, reliable technology provider as the energy storage industry evolves.” GE will provide CESP with an integrated energy storage solution, configured using GE’s Mark* VI plant controls, GE Brilliance* MW inverters, GE Prolec transformers, medium-voltage switchgear and advanced lithium ion batteries housed in a GE purpose-built enclosure.
50-page application and selection guide detailing the features, benefits, and specifications of GE's Spectra RMS offering of molded case circuit breakers, Mag Break motor circuit protectors, and molded case switches.
This publication also includes detailed information on the internal and external accessories that go along with the Spectra RMS family of circuit protectors. Includes text on selectivity intepretation and enforcement, a graphical representation of selective breaker pairs, and a set of templates designed around common transformer sizes.
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Representing GE’s largest energy storage project to date, the plant will be located in California’s Imperial Valley, approximately 100 miles east of San Diego.
The plant will be operated by ZGlobal, an engineering collaborator with CESP, for the first 18 months, after which control will transfer to the IID.
“This project is a game changer to the energy industry and will be one of the largest battery storage plants in the western United States,” said Ziad Alaywan, P.