New Jersey Gets 40 MWh of New Utility-Scale Energy Storage

Two new 20-MW/20-MWh stand-alone utility-scale energy storage installations are set to come online in New Jersey this year.

South Burlington, Vt.-based Dynapower today said it will supply the battery energy storage systems (BESS) for the projects, which Ormat Technologies subsidiary Viridity Energy Solutions will design, own and operate, in Plumsted Township and Alpha, New Jersey. The BESS includes inverters, batteries and enclosures, coordinating site controls and all battery thermal management. Viridity’s software will provide optimization, economic value stacking and automated control of the BESS.

Dynapower said it secured a master supplier agreement with Viridity, and the two N.J. systems are the first projects under that agreement.

“We are pleased to partner with Viridity with the execution of our master supply agreement and are excited to be building our first two utility-scale projects together,” Dynapower President Adam Knudsen said in a statement. “Viridity and their parent company Ormat Technologies are perfect partners for Dynapower to work alongside to continue our expansion in both the utility-scale and behind-the-meter energy storage markets. We look forward to working with Viridity to further the global deployment of energy storage.”

Geothermal EPC provider Ormat expanded into the energy storage business in early 2017 with its purchase of Viridity for $35 million.

Ormat said in a statement that the two storage systems will provide ancillary services in the PJM Interconnection market, and will be available as a capacity asset.

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