PJM files deals for three 20-MW Illinois battery projects

PJM Interconnection on Aug. 28 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission three executed Wholesale Market Participation Agreements that each cover a 20-MW battery storage project in Illinois.

One of the agreements was entered into among PJM, West Chicago Battery Storage LLC and transmission owner Commonwealth Edison. “PJM is submitting this Agreement for filing because West Chicago intends to engage in wholesale sales in the PJM markets from a generating facility connected to Commonwealth Edison’s distribution facilities,” PJM noted.

The agreement covers the West Chicago Energy Storage project, located at the northeast intersection of Pilsen Road and Lee Road in West Chicago, Illinois. The 20-MW facility will consist of nine battery energy storage devices.

Under the agreement, on or before Dec. 31, 2015, West Chicago Battery Storage must demonstrate commercial operation of 20 MW of battery energy storage units.

The project contact is: Daniel Foley, CEO, West Chicago Battery Storage LLC, 224 Maison Ct., Elmhurst, IL 60126.

Also on Aug. 28:

  • PJM filed a Wholesale Market Participation Agreement with Joliet Battery Storage LLC and Commonwealth Edison. The contact information is the same as above. On or before Dec. 31, 2015, the company must demonstrate commercial operation of this 20-MW facility. This is for the Joliet Energy Storage project, located at 1711 Brandon Road, Joliet, Illinois. It would also consist of nine battery energy storage devices.
  • PJM filed an executed Wholesale Market Participation with McHenry Battery Storage LLC and Commonwealth Edison. The contact information is again the same. On or before Dec. 31, 2015, the developer must demonstrate commercial operation of 20 MW of battery energy storage units. This covers the McHenry Energy Storage project, located at 302 North Front Street, McHenry, Illinois. It would consist of nine battery energy storage devices.
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