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August 28, 2021

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s Battery Energy Storage System, Puerto Rico

By Carmen

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s Battery Energy Storage System is a 20,000kW energy storage project located in Puerto Rico.

The project was announced in 2018 and will be commissioned in 2020.

Description

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s Battery Energy Storage System is owned by Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (100%).

The key applications of the project are frequency control and regulation, rapid spinning reserve, fast frequency response, voltage regulation and control, fast dynamic reactive power reserve and voltage support and black start capability.

Contractors involved

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Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is the owner of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s Battery Energy Storage System.

Additional information

The BESS project will be interconnected to an 115kV switchyard owned by PREPA. The 20.0 MW/20.0 MWh BESS system should have the flexibility and modularity to expand to a 40 MW/160 MWh BESS Facility.

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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