Eos 0.125MW/0.5MWh battery storage integrating into Utah municipal utility’s operations system

Nov. 5, 2021
The battery storage will provide backup power for the Logan municipal grid and be linked into the control center monitoring the electric distribution system

An Asheville, North Carolina energy transition firm will build a stand-alone energy storage system which will also be integrated into the customer city’s system operational control center.

Pine Gate Renewables announced it won the competitive bidding to provide an  0.125MW/0.5-MWh battery storage system for Logan City Light & Power. The project will utilize Eos Znyth Gen 2.3 battery and Nikola Power’s Intellect Plus energy management system.

The battery storage will provide backup power for the municipal grid and be linked into the control center monitoring the electric distribution system.

Logan City Light & Power is a locally owned municipal utility which provides electricity to about 18,000 resident, commercial and industrial customers, including Utah State University. In 2020, LL&P received a $125,000 grant from the American Public Power Association’s Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments program to help fund the project. 

“The importance of building robust renewable energy storage systems has increasingly gained momentum as the country looks for ways to ensure the reliability of the grid from unexpected outages and perform during peak demand times,” Raafe Khan, director of energy storage at Pine Gate Renewables, said in a statement.

 The zinc-hybrid Eos battery system, combined with the Nikola management software, is designed to charge and discharge energy on a predetermined scheduled as needed. Logan’s goal for the project is demand charge reduction, backup power to critical loads and maintain reliability for customers and city operations.

Blue Ridge Power will engineer and build the project, which is expected to be operational by late 2022.

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