RES Americas plans 6-MW battery storage project in Ohio

Renewable Energy Systems Americas announced April 20 its sixth utility-scale energy storage project, the 6-MW Willey Battery Storage, located in Hamilton, Ohio.

RES developed and will construct the 6-MW energy storage project that will be owned by Sumitomo Corp. 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 Interconnection, 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.

Since 1997, RES has been providing development, engineering, construction, and operations services to the utility-scale wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage markets across the Americas. The company employs more than 300 full-time professionals and has over 7,700 MW of utility-scale renewable energy and energy storage projects and constructed more than 600 miles of transmissions lines throughout the U.S., Canada, and Chile. RES’ corporate office in the U.S. is located in Broomfield, Colorado, with regional offices located in Austin, Texas, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and San Francisco, California.

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