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The Lockheed Martin GridStarTM Lithium energystorage system in foreground installed in Syracuse New York will store and deliver electrical power and is scalable to larger or smaller applications
The Lockheed Martin GridStar(TM) Lithium energy-storage system (in foreground) installed in Syracuse, New York, will store and deliver electrical power, and is scalable to larger or smaller applications.

Lockheed Martin Commissions Energy Storage System in New York

System to Reduce Energy Costs and Deliver Services to Local Grid

Lockheed Martin has installed its GridStar Lithium energy storage system at the company's Syracuse, New York, facility. The 1 MW system will reduce electricity bills and emissions for Lockheed Martin's operations and will also provide services to the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO), the state's competitive wholesale electricity operator. ENGIE, a global independent power producer and energy services provider, will operate the system and dispatch the power.

"We provide turn-key energy storage solutions for a variety of utilities, independent power producers, commercial and industrial customers and developers," said Frank Armijo, vice president of Lockheed Martin Energy.  "As we provide customers with advanced energy solutions, we're pleased also to implement them at our own facilities to further our affordability and sustainability goals."

System Capabilities

Lockheed Martin Energy used the company's advanced project analytics capabilities to design the installation.  The project deploys Lockheed Martin's compact, easy-to-install GridStar fully integrated Lithium energy storage system.

Lockheed Martin and ENGIE integrated the system with ENGIE's energy storage operating software to achieve a multi-functional application of energy storage.  

The Lockheed Martin GridStar Lithium architecture consists of modular, scalable, purpose-built energy storage units that contain batteries, local-controls software and all required balance-of-system components. Each energy storage unit can be configured to provide up to 375 kW of power and up to 600 kWh of energy storage. These units can be AC coupled together to scale to multi-MW projects.  Systems also come with extended warranty and long-term maintenance options.

Enhancing Efficiency

Lockheed Martin plans to install additional energy storage systems at sites across the company, which will reduce utility bills and further advance its sustainability efforts.  Lockheed Martin's Syracuse, New York, facility employs about 1,600 and is primarily focused on the design and production of radar, sonar, and electronic warfare sensors  The company also recently announced the opening of a new bioenergy facility to convert waste into power for the corporation's facility in Owego, New York.

 

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