New York State plans 80 MW of battery storage projects - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Storage  -  February 4, 2020

Lower Hudson Valley plans 80 MW of battery storage projects

The Lower Hudson Valley region of New York State will be receiving four 20 MW battery storage projects thanks to funding from an incentive award from the New York State Energy Research and Development.

The 80 MW of energy storage are under development by GlidePath Power Solutions, who received the award from the NYSERDA, and should be operational this year. Each of the four projects is expected to run for a minimum of four hours at full output with a total capacity of at least 320 MWh.

“New York’s commitment to energy storage, Glidepath’s early commitment to storage development and the unique talents of our team members, all combined to make these projects a reality,” Peter Rood, Chief Development Officer for GlidePath, said in a statement. “We’re proud to bring more clean energy investment to New York and we look forward to delivering the benefits of storage to New York citizens.”

The four projects are located near the towns of Catskill, Highland, New Windsor and Ulster and will more than double the state's current 62.2 MW of battery storage capacity. The storage facilities will provide peaking power and ancillary services to balance the fluctuation of New York's power supply. The project is in line with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's target of 3,000 MW of battery storage in the state by 2030, with 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040.

Construction of the $120 million project is expected to begin later this year and the battery storage facilities are expected to be online by the end of 2021.

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