Last week, Invenergy LLC announced the start of commercial operations of its 31.5 MW Beech Ridge Energy Storage project in Rupert, West Virginia.
The project is located in Greenbrier County, about 60 miles southeast of Charleston at Invenergy’s Beech Ridge Energy Center, and complements the facility’s existing 100.5 MW of wind energy. Beech Ridge Energy Storage provides fast-response regulation service to the PJM market and brings Invenergy’s total operating storage capacity to more than 64.5 MW.
Kris Zadlo, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Storage and Transmission at Invenergy, said:
“The start of operations for Beech Ridge further underscores our commitment to finding innovative storage solutions to meet our customers’ needs. We are continuing to expand our storage project portfolio as we believe this revolutionary technology plays a vital role in the future of renewable energy.”
An industry leader in energy storage, Invenergy also has a 31.5 MW Storage project at its Grand Ridge Energy Center in LaSalle County, Illinois.
Both the Beech Ridge Energy Storage and Grand Ridge Energy Storage facilities are utilizing BYD America’s Containerized Energy Storage System.
In all, Invenergy has more than 100 MW of energy storage projects in operation, in construction, and in development in the United States, making it one of the largest energy storage companies in the world.