By Editors of Power Engineering
Younicos announced they have completed the installation of an upgraded 3 MW battery-based energy storage system at Kodiak Island, Alaska. The new system replaces a lead-acid system, which significantly extends the system’s operational lifetime and performance.
“Younicos is a forward-thinking organization with proven technology that shares our belief in clean and affordable energy,” said Darron Scott, president and CEO of Kodiak Electric Association. “As a cooperative, we’re owned by the island’s residents – who care about the environment and electricity rates. This upgraded battery system will ensure continued use of renewable energy, keeping our grid reliable and our costs down.”
Thanks in part to the energy storage system, Kodiak Island generates over 99 percent of its electricity through renewables. The area is now one of just five in the United States to do so.