Black & Veatch to install solar-plus-storage system in Utah town

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June 3 (Renewables Now) - Rocky Mountain Power has contracted Black & Veatch to install a 650-kW solar array along with a 1-MW/5-MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) in the Utah town of Panguitch.

Black & Veatch said in a statement that this project will allow Rocky Mountain Power to integrate more renewable energy and electricity storage on the grid.

The BESS will react to peak consumption demands and level out demands on the local grid, it added. At the same time, the solar park will utilise a ground-mounted single axis tracking system.

Rocky Mountain Power is a division of US power company PacifiCorp, which in turn is a subsidiary of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Energy.

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