- June 4, 2019
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U.K.-based Aggreko and NEC Energy Solutions completed utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) projects in New York and Massachusetts, respectively, this past week, according to an industry news report.
Massachusetts' Ashburnham Municipal Light Plant held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commission a 3-MW/5-MWh ESS designed and built by NEC Energy Solutions. Serving peak loads is the primary purpose of the ESS, the municipal utility explained.
Aggreko completed a 2-MW/3.8-MWh BESS in Pulaski, New York for National Grid. Akin to NEC's BESS project for Ashburnham, better serving peak loads and enhancing grid stability are the BESS's main purposes.
National Grid also said that the BESS will enable the utility to defer more costly, time consuming grid infrastructure upgrades and spend less monty on adding extra generation capacity, as well. It will also help the utility reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to achieving New York's energy storage and climate change goals.