Agilitas Energy starts work on 3 MW/9 MWh lithium-ion battery for Rhode Island


From pv magazine USA

Agilitas Energy is starting pre-construction work on what is expected to be the largest standalone battery energy storage project in Rhode Island – a 3 MW/9 MWh lithium-ion system in Pascoag.

The project will provide peak shaving services to the Pascoag Utility District and ancillary services to ISO-New England. It is the first battery energy storage system to be built by Agilitas Energy in Rhode Island. It is scheduled to go into service by the second quarter of 2022.

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The project is being constructed to support Governor Gina Raimondo’s 2020 executive order committing the state to meeting all of its electricity demand with renewables and non-fossil fuel resources by 2030. In addition to supporting the state’s renewable goals, the project is also being constructed to avoid the costly reconstruction of existing transmission lines in the area.

With this project, Agilitas Energy is now constructing more than 40 MW of solar and over 70 MWh of energy storage projects in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York.

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