Energy Storage, Utilities - August 18, 2022
Pascoag Utility District Adds Battery Storage
An energy storage project in Pascoag, Rhode Island reached commercial operation to bring reliable and affordable clean energy to the Pascoag Utility District (PUD).
The project was completed by Agilitas Energy, an integrated developer, builder, owner and operator of distributed energy storage and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the northeastern U.S.
Acquired by Agilitas Energy in April 2021, the Ocean State project will add 3 MW/9 MWh of energy storage capacity, participate in ISO-New England markets and serve as a peak load reducer for PUD. The battery storage system will charge from the grid when there is excess energy and when costs are lower, and discharge that energy when demand is high.
“The Pascoag Utility District prides itself on being the energy provider that its customers can count on to keep the lights on. As demand grows due to increased electrification and extreme weather conditions, we want to ensure Pascoag and Harrisville residents experience the same service and value they’ve come to expect,” said Mike Kirkwood, General Manager and CEO of Pascoag Utility District in a statement. “This project from Agilitas Energy was an easy, no-risk way to keep our operating costs down and deliver cleaner energy in the most cost-effective manner.”
Agilitas Energy’s load forecasting and operational experience allows the company to provide peak clipping and reliability services to utilities and to participate in non-wires alternative solutions to help make the bulk power grid more efficient.