New York accelerates energy storage rollout


According to a statement, Demand Energy, a subsidiary of multinational integrated energy company Enel, will implement an energy storage programme which includes the development of eleven battery energy storage systems with a total capacity of 2.5MW/10MWh.

The project will help New York to stabilise grid system during peak periods. The energy storage systems will also help the city’s grid operator to avoid investing in more expensive grid infrastructure to meet changing consumer demands.

The energy storage programme is expected to help keep consumer energy bills affordable in addition to decreases in power outages.

The energy storage systems will be operated remotely and in real-time in line with grid status using Demand Energy’s Distributed Energy Network Optimization System.

Jeff Damron, vice president of sales at Demand Energy, commented: “We’re proud to be selected to expand the deployment of our DEN.OS-powered storage solutions, and demonstrate the value creation and demand reduction capabilities of intelligent energy storage across New York City.

“…We look forward to installing and operating these projects and continuing to participate in the ongoing transition of New York’s power grid to a decentralized, digitized, and more resilient network.”

The solutions provider claims its energy storage solution has the capability to help utility firms save money, reduce emissions and speed up the implementation of flexible and sustainable measures to replace conventional grid infrastructure.

The two have previously collaborated on the rollout of smart energy programme. Demand Energy’s energy storage solution is currently being used to manage distributed energy resources integrated with the New York City’s first PV-plus-solar microgrid.

The solutions provider claims it has over a period of five years participated in more than 12 energy storage projects in New York city.

Energy storage programme rollout

Meanwhile, the Arizona Public Service (APS) is partnering with AES Energy Storage to develop two battery energy storage plants in Punkin.

The two 4MW/h battery energy storage plants will help the utility increase its customer base without the need to invest in new energy transmission and distribution infrastructure. Read more…