Go Electric to build 1 MW storage system for US Army
Go Electric has won a $1.7 million contract from Perini Management Services to provide a 1 MW, 1 MWh battery storage system to a U.S. Army depot in Tooele, Utah.
The storage system will be part of a self-sufficient microgrid designed to provide security and resiliency for the Army depot.
- The energy storage system will be linked to the depot’s existing 46 kV power line and include a 1 MW lithium-ion battery and microgrid controller able to manage and optimize multiple alternating current and direct current distributed energy resources.
Sustainability and resiliency is not just being embraced by already green-leaning states like California, it is being embraced by all branches of the U.S. military.
The Department of Defense began procuring renewables and implementing efficiency programs as early as 2003 under then-President George W. Bush. That commitment has come into question under the Trump administration, but continues to march forward.
For Go Electric, the Tooele award is its second major military contract. The storage-enabled microgrid is designed to provide the army depot with peak-shaving and black start capabilities, as well as reactive and utility voltage and frequency support.
In addition to providing the energy storage system, Go Electric also will provide engineering and design services, and will support commissioning of a microgrid system.
Projects like Tooele “are critical to advancing and validating our technology and project performance in the defense sector,” Tony Soverns, chief technology officer of Go Electric, said in a statement. “We are delighted to be part of these efforts to provide energy security and resiliency to critical military facilities and support our American Service Members.”
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