Clean energy company Invenergy LLC has announced the start of commercial operations of its 31.5 MW Beech Ridge Energy Storage project in Rupert, W.V.
The project, located about 60 miles southeast of Charleston at Invenergy's Beech Ridge Energy Center, complements the facility's existing 100.5 MW of wind energy. The energy storage project provides fast-response regulation service to the PJM market.
Both Beech Ridge Energy Storage and Invenergy's 31.5 MW Grand Ridge Energy Storage project in LaSalle County, Ill., use BYD America's containerized energy storage system. In all, Invenergy has more than 100 MW of energy storage projects in operation, construction or development in the U.S.
"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," comments Kris Zadlo, Invenergy's senior vice president of regulatory affairs for storage and transmission.