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New York goes big on storage battery plans, gets green light for Queens facility

New York authorities have given a 316-megawatt battery storage project the green light. The project number, 316 MW / 2528 MWh, packs enough power to provide over 250,000 households with electricity for up to eight hours. The payoffs: Stabilizing the grid and curtailing the use of oil and natural gas. Renewables Now said it will provide "peak capacity, energy and ancillary services, and will also offset 'carbon-intensive' on-peak generation that will improve the grid reliability in New York City." A statement was issued from the New York Public Service Commission, which approved the proposal to build the new 316-megawatt facility. Reports said the plans represent what will turn out to be New York state's biggest battery system.  Read more.....



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