CHICAGO (March 1, 2016) – Invenergy LLC (“Invenergy”), a leader in innovative energy storage solutions, today announced the start of commercial operation of its 3 MW Grand Ridge Energy Storage expansion project in La Salle County, Illinois.

The project is located about 80 miles southwest of Chicago at Invenergy’s Grand Ridge Energy Center, which is comprised of a 210 MW wind farm; a 20 MW solar project; and an existing 31.5 MW and 1.5 MW energy storage units. Grand Ridge Energy Storage Expansion provides fast-response regulation service to the PJM market.

“We’ve seen great success from our storage facility at Grand Ridge thus far and this expansion is a reflection of our company’s commitment to the future of this revolutionary and transformative technology,” said Kris Zadlo, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Storage and Transmission at Invenergy.

In December 2015, Invenergy’s 31.5 MW Grand Ridge Energy Storage Facility received Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World Magazines’ 2015 Project of the Year Award for Best Renewable Project. The storage facility in October also received Energy Storage North America’s (ESNA) 2015 Innovation Award for Centralized Storage.

In 2015, Invenergy commissioned 63 MW of battery storage projects in the U.S. – more than any other developer. The 3 MW Grand Ridge Energy Storage Expansion facility brings Invenergy’s total operating storage capacity to more than 68 MW.

About Invenergy

Invenergy is delivering innovation in energy. Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas and Europe. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Europe.

Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 12,000 MW of projects that are in operation, construction or advanced development, including wind, solar, natural gas-fueled power generation and energy storage projects. For more information, please visit www.invenergyllc.com.

Contact: Mary Ryan, Senior Manager, Public Affairs 312-582-1424 or mryan@invenergyllc.com