The Deepwater–South Fork Project East Hampton – BESS is a 5,000kW energy storage project located in Wainscott, East Hampton, New Jersey, US. The rated storage capacity of the project is 40,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2015.


The Deepwater–South Fork Project East Hampton – BESS is being developed by General Electric . The project is owned by Orsted US Offshore Wind (100%).

The key application of the project is renewable capacity firming, renewable energy time shift.

Contractors involved

Orsted US Offshore Wind is the owner. General Electric is the developer. General Electric is the technology provider for the project.

Additional information

The 5 MW battery storage unit, located at a Lipa substation in East Hampton, is one of two set for the South Fork. A second battery is planned for Montauk.

About General Electric

General Electric Co (GE ) is an industrial conglomerate. It provides a range of industrial, infrastructure and financial products and services. The company offers a wide range of products and services, ranging from aircraft engines, power generation and oil and gas production equipment to medical imaging, financing and industrial products. By integrating its engineering capabilities with software and analytics, GE assists companies in securing efficient, reliable and safe work environment. It also offers a comprehensive range of financial services to its customers. The company serves customers in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa and other regions; and has manufacturing facilities across the world. GE is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the US.


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