In April 2017, General Electric completed the world’s first hybrid battery-gas turbine system for Southern California Edison. The demand for grid flexibility requires quicker response times by traditional gas generation entities. Natural gas-storage hybrid systems are slowly starting to appear in the market to fill this void.
As renewable generation sources penetrate the market, there is greater value in traditional natural gas-turbine generators becoming more flexible to keep up with grid requirements. Adding storage is one option to increase plant flexibility and improve operational performance.
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Additional Contributing Author: Sriram Krishnan
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