By Editors of Power Engineering
The 800-MW wind project under development off the coast of Massachusetts, will now have an energy storage component.
NEC Energy Solutions will provide the energy storage system for Bay State Wind, a partnership between Orsted and Eversource. The companies are calling the development the world’s largest wind-paired energy storage system.
“We could not be more thrilled to work with a Massachusetts company that is a global leader in battery storage technology and products,” said Thomas Brostrøm, President of Orsted North America. “NEC Energy Solutions is widely recognized as a pioneer and leader in the market for utility scale energy storage, and their ability to recruit talent from the local workforce will help not only Bay State Wind, but it will help solidify Massachusetts as a global leader in the green energy revolution.”
Though the size of the energy storage system wasn’t revealed, the companies believe it will result in an annual winter energy price reduction of $158 million per year.
The collaboration will accelerate the development of early commercial integration of storage technologies into the electricity supply chain and capitalize on storage technology’s benefits to clean energy integration, grid reliability, system wide efficiency, and system peak demand reduction.