Aggreko partnered with National Grid U.S. to complete the installation of a 2MW/3.8MWh battery storage system in Pulaski, New York.
The system, which is the first of its kind in National Grid’s U.S. service area, will provide supplementary electricity load relief to the utility’s customers at peak times, enhancing grid stability in the upstate New York area.
The system has been designed by Aggreko to handle 2 MW of customer demand, which is the equivalent of powering about 1,600 homes for up to two hours.
The project will allow National Grid to maintain grid stability and continue working toward achieving a clean energy future for New York, as well as attaining broader state-wide goals. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pledged to deploy 1,500 MW of energy storage by 2025.
The energy storage resource is expected to help lower energy costs for National Grid’s customers in upstate New York, increasing the reliability of the grid and modernizing its distribution network, while deferring infrastructure and system upgrades.
The fact that the company is able to defer adding extra capacity to its energy network also lessens the company’s emissions over the lifetime of the storage system.
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