Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. has announced its sixth utility-scale energy storage project, Willey Battery Storage, in Hamilton, Ohio.
RES developed and will construct the six 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."
Including the Willey Battery Storage project, RES has 55.6MW and 27.3MWh of energy storage either in operation or under construction.