Shut down coal-fired power plant to house energy storage system

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is teaming with LG Chem and Greensmith to convert a shut down coal-fired power plant into an energy storage system.

The 2-MW battery storage project will be located at the site of the decommissioned W.C. Beckjord coal-fired plant in Ohio and is expected to be operational by late 2015. LG Chem will supply the integrated operating system using advanced lithium-ion batteries. Greensmith will provide intelligent storage control and analytics software, and system integration services. Parker Hannefin will provide a 2-MW power conversion inverter.

Duke Energy operates a 36-MW battery-based energy storage and power management system at the Notrees Windpower Project in Texas in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy.

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