US utility company Georgia Power has approval from regulator Georgia Public Service Commission (PCS) for the first project in its 80MW portfolio of ‘build, own, operate’ standalone battery energy storage systems (BESS).
Regulatory approval has been given for a 100MW / 400MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) facility which will be sited on land formerly occupied by a natural gas and oil-fired power plant which had been described as one of New York’s biggest sources of pollution.
The US state of Wisconsin’s first large-scale solar farms only went online in late 2020, but electric and gas delivery holding company WEC Energy Group has just proposed plans for a 310MW solar power plant with 110MW of battery storage.
Ameren Missouri is planning three grid-scale solar facilities with energy storage, reportedly marking the first ever instance of an energy company in the US Mid-West state powering its customers’ homes with batteries.
Georgia Power is set to boost its state’s battery energy storage sector, with the company’s plan to own and operate 80MW of battery energy storage unanimously approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC).