Energport begins installation of a large battery energy storage system


By Ben Williams

Energport announced it has begun installation of a 72MW/72MWH battery energy storage system for a major global independent power producer. The system, which will be divided across two sites, will complement existing onsite renewable energy generation and will provide fast responding frequency regulation service in the PJM market. Both sites will be fully commissioned by the end of this year.

Needing to meet the tight schedule agreed upon with its customer, Energport completed and shipped 36 system containers each featuring lithium ion phosphate batteries, integrated power conversion system, fire suppression, HVAC, and other balance of plant in under four months.

Energport also had to meet strict, ongoing operational requirements for the facility including high system availability and strong PJM Reg D performance scores. Each 2MW/2MWh integrated energy storage container was designed with built-in redundancy to operate at full capacity and effectively handle a rigorous 24/7 operation with aggressive multiple daily cycling requirements. Energportʻs Energy Management System was engineered with smart dispatching algorithms that can balance the load and optimize the performance of the energy storage system while simultaneously mitigating the thermal effects caused by such intensive operations. With its growing installed base of projects, Energport is committed to helping drive the adoption of new and innovative energy storage technologies in the renewable energy industry.

Based in Fremont, CA, Energport supplies turnkey energy storage and management platforms for the residential, commercial, industrial, and utility markets. Strategically partnered with Guoxuan High-Tech, the world’s sixth largest producer of lithium ion battery cells and packs, Energport takes a collaborative approach in working with customers to deliver tailored solutions for managing energy usage and generation. Energport’s solutions are architected with multiple layers of redundancy for maximum uptime and reliability and include smart dispatching algorithms pre-loaded to meet specific applications and use cases. For more information, please visit http://www.Energport.com.