New York City is about to get its largest battery storage project

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New York City’s largest battery storage facility will replace a natural gas peaker plant unit retiring in 2025.

Utility-scale battery energy storage developer Elevate Renewables and ArcLight Capital Partners will install a 15 MW/60 MWh distribution-level battery storage facility at the Arthur Kill Power Station in the borough of Staten Island (pictured above). (Elevate is a wholly owned subsidiary of a fund managed by ArcLight.)

The battery storage, which will replace the 20 MW NRG Arthur Kill GT1 peaker plant unit retiring in 2025, will store power during non-peak hours and discharge power during peak demand periods, helping to maintain grid stability and resiliency.

“The Arthur Kill re-development project will install the latest energy storage technology on the site of a former power generation plant. This project is illustrative of Elevate’s battery expertise, significant development pipeline, and ability to help enable strategic battery storage infrastructure to help meet New York State’s energy storage target of 6 GW by 2030,” said Eric Cherniss, head of development at Elevate Renewables.

When New York City’s largest battery storage installation is complete, it will be able to power more than 10,000 households during peak demand periods. It will also be the region’s first such existing power facility to be repurposed for battery storage.

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