Purpose and Need

The Town of West Seneca has an aging electric grid with more demands being placed on it than it was designed for decades ago. The strong economic growth in the area places heavy demands on the system, and energy storage facilities can help balance out the peaks and valleys of power use, to reduce the need for costly grid upgrades.

Additionally, New York State recognizes the need for transitioning the state’s electric supply to more renewable energy, including a mandate for 50% renewables by 2030, and the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding by the Department of Public Service, to encourage increased use of solar energy and battery storage at the distribution-grid level.

Project Facilities

New Gardenville Energy Storage will have a maximum energy storage capability of 20 megawatts (MW) from an array of lithium-ion batteries.

Project facilities will include commercial-scale lithium-ion batteries in two steel buildings, inverters, and electrical interconnection facilities. New Gardenville Energy Storage anticipates the interconnection facilities will include an underground interconnection line approximately 300 feet long connecting the facility to the local distribution circuit.  

Site Plan Drawings

Site Plan

For inquiries about New Gardenville Energy Storage, public meetings, or to communicate concerns, please contact:

Marguerite Wells, Manager, Renewable Development
123 S. Cayuga St, Suite 201, Ithaca, NY 14850