November 02, 2015
Invenergy Announces Start of Commercial Operation Of 31.5 MW Beech Ridge Energy Storage Project in West Virginia
Invenergy’s award-winning portfolio of energy storage projects is one of the largest in the world with more than 100 MW in operation, construction and development
CHICAGO (Nov. 3, 2015) – Today, leading clean energy company Invenergy LLC (“Invenergy”) announced the start of commercial operations of its 31.5 MW Beech Ridge Energy Storage project in Rupert, West Virginia.
The project is located in Greenbrier County, about 60 miles southeast of Charleston at Invenergy’s Beech Ridge Energy Center, and complements the facility’s existing 100.5 MW of wind energy. Beech Ridge Energy Storage provides fast-response regulation service to the PJM market and brings Invenergy’s total operating storage capacity to more than 64.5 MW.
“The start of operations for Beech Ridge further underscores our commitment to finding innovative storage solutions to meet our customers’ needs,” said Kris Zadlo, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Storage and Transmission at Invenergy. “We are continuing to expand our storage project portfolio as we believe this revolutionary technology plays a vital role in the future of renewable energy.”
An industry leader in energy storage, Invenergy also has a 31.5 MW Storage project at its Grand Ridge Energy Center in LaSalle County, Illinois. Earlier this month, that facility received the Energy Storage North America’s (ESNA) 2015 Innovation Award for Centralized Storage. ESNA is the largest and most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage and the conference’s Innovation Awards recognize excellence in installed energy storage projects across three categories: Centralized Storage, Distributed Storage and Mobility.
Invenergy’s Grand Ridge Storage Facility was also recently named a finalist for Best Renewable Project by Power Engineering and Renewable Energy World Magazines. Winners will be announced in December.
Both the Beech Ridge Energy Storage and Grand Ridge Energy Storage facilities are utilizing BYD America’s Containerized Energy Storage System.
In all, Invenergy has more than 100 MW of energy storage projects in operation, in construction, and in development in the United States, making it one of the largest energy storage companies in the world.
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 is committed to continued innovation in clean power solutions. 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 9,100 MW of projects that are in operation, in construction, or under contract, including 76 wind, solar, and natural gas-fueled power generation projects and energy storage facilities. For more information, please visit www.invenergyllc.com.
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