Utility co-op unveils state’s largest battery storage system
In the US state of Colorado, United Power has partnered with Engie North America and Tesla for the supply and installation of a battery energy storage system in Firestone.
United Power, an electric power cooperative serving 200,000 customers, inaugurated the 4MW/16MWh battery energy storage system to ensure grid reliability during peak periods.
The battery system will store energy enough to power 600-700 homes.
The project will help United Power to save approximately $1 million in annual operational costs.
The project is believed to be the largest lithium-ion battery storage project ever built in Colorado.
Luis Felipe Birolini vice president of business development, Engie North America, said; “This has been a leading-edge project from the start, and its success is based on great collaboration with United Power and other contributors to the project.