South Korean developer 174 Power Global has announced plans for a 100MW/400MWh battery that will help clean energy displace fossil-fuel power sources during peak demand in New York City.
Utility Con Edison will buy the project’s power and bid it into the wholesale market for seven years.
Its president Tim Cawley explained that utility-scale battery storage would help to maximise the benefit of New York’s nascent offshore wind fleet. The state aims to have 9GW of offshore wind capacity by 2035.
He added: “This project with 174 Power Global will help displace some fossil fuel-fired generation when the demand for power is highest.”
The batteries will be housed in dozens of containers and connected to a nearby Con Edison transmission substation, and will be able to hold up to 100MW and feed 400MWh into the grid – enough electricity to run more than 16,000 homes for several hours.
Conn Edison has already installed a 2MW battery system in Ozone Park, New York to support reliability at times of high demand.
It has also worked with Enel X to install a 4.8MW battery system – currently the largest in New York City - at the Gateway Center shopping center in Brooklyn’s East New York neighborhood.