LS Energy supplying Battery Storage for Maryland Military Microgrid

May 16, 2022
The storage units, which are expected to begin operating in early 2023, will complement an 18 MW solar facility. The new units will help the Army base lower its electricity expenditure by participating in frequency regulation and demand response

Energy storage solutions firm LS Energy Solutions is supplying its flexible AiON-ESS energy storage system for the 6-MW/6-MWh microgrid project at the Fort Detrick Army Garrison in Maryland.

The storage units, which are expected to begin operating in early 2023, will complement an 18 MW solar facility. The new units will help the Army base lower its electricity expenditure by participating in frequency regulation, demand response, and energy supply markets within the wholesale electricity market PJM. The microgrid-ready system will support the resiliency goals at the Garrison.

The project will involve delivery of the units, under a contract with cleantech integrator Ameresco, along with warranties and replacement services for economic optimization throughout the project lifetime.

LS Energy Solutions CEO Steve Fludder explained, “Our AiON-ESS provides all AC and DC energy storage functions in a single, easy to install and commission unit.  We look forward to deploying more of these systems with Ameresco in similarly critical applications.”

The microgrid project will have an operating life of 20 years.