Orangeville Energy Storage
Purpose and Need
The Town of Orangeville hosts a utility-scale wind farm generating up to 94 MW of power. 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 renewable energy and battery storage at the transmission level. Orangeville Energy Storage will help balance out the peaks and valleys of power generation by the wind facility, as well as provide additional grid-balancing services to the larger grid.
Orangeville 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. Orangeville Energy Storage anticipates the interconnection facilities will include an underground interconnection line approximately 300 feet long connecting the facility to the nearby substation.
Site Plan Drawings
For inquiries about Orangeville Energy Storage, public meetings, or to communicate concerns, please contact:
Marguerite Wells, Manager, Renewable Development
123 S. Cayuga St, Suite 201, Ithaca, NY 14850