The Powin- Monterrey Microgrid – Battery Energy Storage System is a 12,000kW energy storage project located in Mexico.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2017 and was commissioned in 2018.


The Powin- Monterrey Microgrid – Battery Energy Storage System was developed by Plus Power. The project is owned by Arroyo Energy Investment Partners (100%).

The key applications of the project are frequency & voltage regulation and spinning reserve services.

Contractors involved

Arroyo Energy Investment Partners, Plus Power and Powin Energy have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The microgrid provides frequency, voltage regulation, and fast spinning reserve to keep the system up and running when there is a generator failure or load spike. In performance tests, the Powin system responded to the failure of an engine in less than one-tenth of a second (100 milliseconds) and stabilized the frequency in less than half a second (500 milliseconds). The project is a part of Powin Energy’s 32.8MW/70MWh energy storage projects.


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