S&C Electric procures energy storage system for solar project

Grid solutions provider S&C Electric purchases a 7MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) for a energy storage project in the US state of Ohio.

Following the procurement of the BESS, the smart grid solutions firm entered into a Power Purchase Agreement with the local municipal utility in the village of Minster, in Auglaize County, Ohio.

The utility will be provided electricity generated from a 4.2MW solar PV plant and stored using the new storage system.

Partner to the project, renewable energy firm Half Moon Ventures (HMV), will operate the energy storage plant which uses LG Chem batteries.

During the construction of the system, S&C Electric provided the Power Conversion System (PCS) and integrated the storage system with the electric grid.

The project aims to provide four different revenue streams for the utility through frequency regulation, transmission and distribution deferral, power quality improvements and peak demand shaving.

Commenting on the development, Mike Edmonds, president of US Business Unit at S&C Electric, commented: “This project is a key example of how energy storage can generate tangible revenue streams while providing critical grid services.”

[quote] Sunghoon Jang, senior vice president of Energy Solution at LG Chem added: “Collaboration on this project with S&C has provided not only key learnings.

“This project shows how the energy storage industry has entered another phase with viable projects for customers and end users,” reiterated Jang.

Energy storage systems deployments

Meanwhile, Scottish Power has also partnered with UK energy storage firm Moixa Technology and advisory group BillSaveUK to deploy 50 grid-connected energy storage systems in Scotland.

The deployment of the systems forms part of a trial aiming to reduce bills for Scottish Power consumers by 20%, by allowing them to view energy, solar and battery use in real-time.

Moixa’s chief executive, Simon Daniel, said that the Scottish Power trial is the “largest UK pilot to date” to be carried out without government grants or funding mechanisms. [German utility begins energy storage project with Italian firm].

Scottish Power is also said to be using the company’s ‘Gridshare’ application programme interface (API) for a “customer dashboard” to show consumers their battery, PV and energy use.


Image credit: www.renewableenergyworld.com.

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Nicholas Nhede is an experienced energy sector writer based in Clarion Event's Cape Town office. He has been writing for Smart Energy International’s print and online media platforms since 2015, on topics including metering, smart grids, renewable energy, the Internet of Things, distributed energy resources and smart cities. Originally from Zimbabwe, Nicholas holds a diploma in Journalism and Communication Studies. Nicholas has a passion for how technology can be used to accelerate the energy transition and combat climate change.