GE, Xtreme Power team up on energy storage

GE Energy Storage, a unit of GE Transportation (NYSE: GE) and Texas-based Xtreme Power have formed a strategic alliance to provide energy storage solutions.

The alliance combines GE’s Durathon battery technology for grid energy storage systems and Xtreme Power’s experience as an integrated energy storage turnkey solutions provider. The new GE Durathon battery products are the result of a $100 million initial investment in battery technology developed at GE’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY.

GE’s Durathon battery technology, when paired with Xtreme Power’s Xtreme Active Control Technology (XACT), should enable safer and highly efficient storage of massive quantities of electricity at low cost for grid applications. XACT is an innovative proprietary control system architecture that offers control algorithms, real time response, remote monitoring, and optimized power management.

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