» posted on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 at 11:33 am by Woody Wilson viewed 391 times
Apr 26, 2010
A new GE Smart Grid battery technology offers durability, high energy density and the flexibility to be used for a number of utility applications. GE’s Durathon battery was designed to be used as a way to defer expensive transmission and distribution upgrades and to provide time shifting, congestion relief, peak shaving, load following and reserve capacity capabilities — as well as time of use management and improvements in power quality. According to GE, the battery’s proprietary chemistry gives it the ability to function at maximum efficiency for up to two decades, and it is not sensitive to extreme temperatures, eliminating the need for building expensive controlled environments.