Duke Energy to build energy-storage system in southern Ohio
Duke Energy, LG Chem and Greensmith announced Tuesday, May 26, that they will build a battery-based energy storage system in southern Ohio.
The project’s aim is to “enhance reliability and increase stability on the electric power grid,” the companies said in a news release. The 2-megawatt storage project will assist in regulating electric grid frequency for PJM, the transmission organization that powers much of the eastern United States, according to the release.
The system will be built at Duke Energy’s retired W.C. Beckjord coal-fired power plant in New Richmond, Ohio, in Clermont County. It’s expected to be operational late this year.