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September 1, 2021

Long Island Community Microgrid Project – Energy Storage System, US

By Carmen

The Long Island Community Microgrid Project – Energy Storage System is a 5,000kW energy storage project located in East Hampton, New York, US. The rated storage capacity of the project is 25,000kWh.

The project was announced in 2015.

Description

The Long Island Community Microgrid Project – Energy Storage System is owned by Public Service Enterprise Group (100%).

The key applications of the project are grid-connected commercial (reliability & quality), grid-connected residential (reliability), micro-grid capability, resiliency and stationary transmission/distribution upgrade deferral.

Contractors involved

Public Service Enterprise Group is the owner of Long Island Community Microgrid Project – Energy Storage System.

Additional information

The project was funded by NY Prize – Feasibility Grant with $100,000.
Planned for the East Hampton area, the Long Island Community Microgrid Project aims to achieve nearly 50% of its grid-area electric power requirements from local solar and sets the stage to avoid hundreds of millions of dollars in transmission investments that otherwise would be required to deliver power to the region. The result will be an optimized local energy system combining up to 15 MW of solar power with a 25 MWh energy storage system. The renewables-based solution will also provide backup power to critical loads, including two Suffolk County Water Authority water pumping and filtration plants and the Springs Fire District facility, during outages.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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