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September 21, 2021

McHenry-EDF Renewable – BESS, US

By Carmen

The McHenry-EDF Renewable – BESS is a 19,800kW energy storage project located in McHenry County, Illinois, US.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2015 and was commissioned in 2015.

Description

The McHenry-EDF Renewable – BESS was developed by EDF Renewables. The project is owned by EDF Renewables (100%), a subsidiary of EDF Renewables.

The key applications of the project are frequency regulation and electric supply capacity.

Contractors involved

BYD and EDF Renewables have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

EDF Group’s first battery storage project in North America, reached commercial operation on December 20, 2015. The energy storage system, located in McHenry County, Illinois, added 40 MW of flexible capacity (20 MW nameplate) to the PJM Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) and will participate in both the regulation and capacity markets. EDF Renewable Energy acquired 100% interest in the project late in the first quarter of 2015 from Chicago-based GlidePath Power, construction commenced in June 2015. The battery and power electronics were supplied by BYD America, consisting of 11 containerized units totaling 20 MW (22 MVA) and is performing at expectation. Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a global leader in the development, engineering, and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects has completed construction on the McHenry Storage Project, in McHenry, Illinois. The project, owned by EDF Renewable Energy, reached commercial operation on December 20, 2015.

About EDF Renewables

EDF Renewables Inc (EDF Renewables), formerly, enXco, Inc., is an independent power producer and service provider. The company delivers grid-scale power: onshore and offshore wind, solar photovoltaic, and storage projects. Its major services include project management, asset management and operation, retrofits and upgrades, and maintenance of electricity generation projects. The company has operations across the US, Canada and Mexico. The company provides origination, development, transaction and construction services for offshore and onshore large-scale wind, solar photovoltaic and storage projects. EDF Renewables is headquartered in San Diego, California, the US.

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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