Energy Storage, Industrial, Utilities - July 11, 2023
United Power Adds BESS in Colorado
United Power, an electric cooperative serving Colorado’s northern Front Range, has signed a contract for a battery energy storage asset.
The company partnered with Ameresco, Inc. for this project, which will facilitate the development of a multiple site, 78.3 MW, 313.34 MWh battery storage system, over a 20-year span agreement.
“The use of batteries on our distribution network is essential to a resilient and responsive power system, and we are excited to be moving ahead with one of the most aggressive plans for such a system,” said Mark A. Gabriel, President and CEO of United Power in a statement. “These battery arrays will allow us to balance our power needs throughout the day and incorporate local renewables more efficiently.”
Ameresco will provide four 11.75 MW and four 7.84 MW battery arrays across eight substation sites owned by United Power, encompassing Adams, Broomfield, and Weld counties. These batteries enable the cooperative to store and dispatch power efficiently during periods of high consumption.
Ameresco anticipates the assets to be placed in service in 2024.
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