GE Energy Storage and Xtreme Power have formalized a strategic alliance to work together 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 turn-key solutions provider.

The new GE Durathon battery products, which can last up to 10 times longer than conventional lead acid batteries and store more energy in half the space, are the result of a $100 million initial investment in battery technology developed at GE's Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York. GE's Durathon battery technology, when paired with Xtreme Power's Xtreme Active Control Technology (XACT), should enable safer and efficient storage of massive quantities of electricity at low cost for grid applications. XACT is an innovative proprietary control system architecture that offers sophisticated control algorithms, real-time response, remote monitoring, and optimized power management.