RES America affiliate plans 4-MW battery storage project in Ohio

Battery Utility of Ohio LLC (BUO), which is developing a 4-MW battery storage project in Ohio, on June 11 filed at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification that it is an exempt wholesale generator (EWG).

BUO is a wholly owned subsidiary of RES America Developments Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc.

BUO said it will construct, own and operate an energy storage unit and related facilities located in Delaware County, Ohio. The facility will consist of prefabricated trailers containing batteries and inverters, transformers, foundations, cables and wiring. It will connect to a 34.5-kV line owned by AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), in the PJM Interconnection market.

The facility will have a 4-MW storage capacity. Energy will be collected from PJM’s transmission system through AEP’s 34.5-kV line, which will then be converted through an inverter to a form of energy the facility’s batteries can store. The process is then reversed so that energy is delivered to the PJM system through AEP’s 34.5-kV line. BUO intends to use the facility to sell energy and ancillary services in the PJM market.

Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas) is a fully-integrated renewable energy company that develops, constructs, owns, and operates projects across North America. It is developing a full suite of development and construction services for wind, solar, and transmission projects. RES Americas’ corporate office is located in Broomfield, Colo., with regional offices located in Austin, Texas, and Minneapolis, Minn. The company contact listed in the June 11 FERC filing, Jeff Becker, is out of the Broomfield office.

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