The Viridity Energy-Alpha – Battery Energy Storage System is a 20,000kW energy storage project located in Alpha, Oregon, US. The rated storage capacity of the project is 20,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2018 and will be commissioned in 2021.


The Viridity Energy-Alpha – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Viridity Energy. The project is owned by Viridity Energy (100%), a subsidiary of Ormat Technologies.

The key applications of the project are load following (tertiary balancing) and ancillary services.

Contractors involved

Viridity Energy is the owner. Viridity Energy is the developer. LG Chem is the technology provider for the project.

Viridity Energy is the system integrator.

Additional information

The BESS will be utilized to provide ancillary services to assist PJM Interconnection, a regional transmission organization (RTO), in balancing the electric grid, and will also be available as a capacity asset.

About Viridity Energy

Viridity Energy Inc is developer of smart-energy software for enterprise consumers that enabling software turns energy profiles into financial returns. The company is headquartered in United States.


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