RES Americas affiliate gets approval for 4-MW battery project

On July 19, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accepted market-based rate authority for Battery Utility of Ohio LLC, which is developing a 4-MW power storage facility in Ohio.

On June 11, Battery Utility applied for market-based rate authority with an accompanying tariff. The proposed market-based rate tariff provides for the sale of energy, capacity, and ancillary services at market-based rates. The filing was noticed on June 12, with no comments filed.

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.

Battery Utility is wholly owned by RES America Developments, which is wholly owned by Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas). RES Americas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renewable Energy Systems Holdings Ltd.

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