Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, is pleased to announce its sixth utility-scale energy storage project, Willey Battery Storage, in Hamilton, Ohio.
RES developed and will construct the 6 megawatt (MW) energy storage project that will be owned by Sumitomo Corporation. The project will include three containers of lithium ion batteries manufactured by Toshiba, and three inverter units manufactured by Parker Hannifin. Construction of the project will begin in April 2015, with substantial completion expected by the end of the year.
The Willey Battery Storage project will be used to provide frequency regulation service to PJM, the largest grid operator in North America. The monitoring, dispatch and control of the system will be handled by the RESolve energy storage platform, a proprietary technology developed by RES Americas. RESolve will manage the system for maximizing revenue while minimizing battery degradation.
"The Willey Battery Storage project marks RES' continued commitment to the energy storage market," said Victor Babbitt, Vice President Energy Storage for RES Americas. "Our continued success speaks volumes to the capabilities and future of our company. We look forward to using energy storage to help utilities and customers meet the challenges of the changing electrical grid in a cost-effective manner."
"As a developer and owner of large solar and wind farms in the U.S., SC understands the growing need to stabilize the renewable energy flow going into the electric power grids around the country. Sumitomo Corporation Group has identified this need, and is focused on providing these stand-alone commercial power storage systems for independent providers," Sumitomo said in a statement about the project.
Including the Willey Battery Storage project, RES has 55.6 MW and 27.3 MWh of energy storage either in operation or under construction.