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August 31, 2021

Minuteman Battery Energy Storage System, US

By Carmen

The Minuteman Battery Energy Storage System is a 5,000kW energy storage project located in Reading, Massachusetts, US.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2017 and was commissioned in 2019.

Description

The Minuteman Battery Energy Storage System is owned by NextEra Energy Resources (100%), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Capital Holdings.

The key applications of the project are reduce peak electricity cost, frequency regulation and grid support services.

Contractors involved

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NextEra Energy Resources has delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The unit was installed with the support of a $1 million grant from the Baker-Polito Administration’s Energy Storage Initiative (ESI) Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) program, funded by the DOER and administered by the MassCEC. The unit will support RMLD’s “shredding the peak,” and will integrate into RMLD’s power supply portfolio a mix focused on providing reliable and cleaner energy resources. The BESS will be charged during off-peak hours and discharged during peak events to reduce RMLD’s peak load. The BESS is co-located with RMLD’s 2.5 MW Distributed Generator, which is also used for peak reduction.

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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