Skylar Resources brings 2 MW storage system online for California muni
Skylar Resources has commissioned a 2 MW, 950 kWh energy storage system for Glendale Water & Power in California.
The battery system is designed to respond to shifts in system load in order to enable Glendale to regulate its transmission system, as well as serving as a source of emergency black start power.
- The Glendale installation uses Saft’s Intensium Max+ container and storage system, and Beta Engineering handled design, construction and oversight of the system, as well as integration with the grid.
In addition to Glendale, Skylar says it is in discussions with several other Western utilities and large commercial users for the development of large energy storage systems for applications such as load shifting, demand response and integration of renewable resources.
And California municipal utilities seem to be a good market for energy storage applications. Last October, the Imperial Irrigation District brought online a 33 MW, 20 MWh energy storage system. IID also successfully demonstrated the ability of the system to provide black start capability. The battery system started IID’s 44 MW combined-cycle natural gas turbine at the El Centro Generating Station.
In addition to black start capability and grid regulation, Skylar says its installation at Glendale will also reduce costs by delaying the need for infrastructure upgrades.
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