GES Group has received an Invest NI Grant for Research and Development, supporting company innovation in services, products and processes. Part financed by the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme for Northern Ireland co financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The Smart Energy Storage Cube project is being implemented over the past 2 years and aims to be the first custom-built, micro grid of its kind, sets out to determine the extent to which network constraints and curtailment can be relieved by developing flexible, predicable renewable energy and pairing it with “behind the meter” storage assets. One of the key objectives from this project is to digitalise, decentralise, decarbonise and democratise the energy system.
In January 2018, GES Group began researching the Commercial and Industrial Energy market, with the support from Invest Northern Ireland, looking for solutions to provide customers an easy, inexpensive way to co-operate SMART solutions like solar panels, battery storage and decarbonisation of heat and transport in their daily lives.
A reduction in electricity bills, improve the Northern Ireland grid and reduce curtailment and constraints, making a positive impact on the environment by reducing carbon emissions.