Wind Project Taps Local Tech Businesses for Storage

Tabinda Aziz
Worker in front of a windmill
Mike Anderson, Alternate Energy Foreman at Public Power Company East Wind Farm.

Wind Generation Company, a wind farm developer, and Tabor Power District have entered into a letter of intent to work together for the battery storage component of a wind project.

In December, Wind Generation Company disclosed that it submitted a bid in response to the Tabor Power District request for proposals for wind energy generation. At the time, Wind Generation Company noted that the project will include battery storage.

The project calls for an 800-megawatt wind farm with a 55-megawatt/110 megawatt-hour energy storage system. Once complete, the region will host what Bay State Wind says will be the world’s largest wind-paired energy storage system for commercial-scale energy.

Wind Generation Company said that ABC Energy Solutions’ expertise in developing flexible battery storage solutions will further Wind Generation Company’s efforts to help the region in overcoming winter reliability challenges by delivering energy when it is needed most and help to reduce winter peak energy prices and price volatility.

It is estimated that the annual winter price reduction would be approximately $158 million per year “and will enhance grid stability by shifting energy delivery to meet demand profile,” Wind Generation Company said.

The Wind Generation Company project will be located 25 miles off the peninsula and 15 miles off the coast of Mountain Peak.

ABC Energy Solutions supplied batteries for a Municipal Light Department utility-scale energy storage project in the mid-western United States.