December 27 (Renewables Now) - Enel X, the energy services division of Italian utility Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL), will install 5 MW/10 MWh of battery storage capacity for Berry Global (NYSE:BERY) under a project that is to help the US packaging producer cut costs in Canada.
Enel X said last week it has received a contract to buy, install and operate four lithium-ion energy storage systems for Berry Global's operations in the province of Ontario. The capacity is to be installed next summer. It is expected to help Berry Global lower its energy costs in the province by 20% to 30%, while Enel X will have a share in the economic benefits.
Under the agreement, Enel X will also deliver peak prediction services and enroll the batteries in the demand response programme of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO). The energy services provider will deploy its Distributed Energy Resources (DER) optimisation software to analyse consumption at Berry Global and optimise battery use.
“The battery and the DER platforms will assist us in optimizing our energy usage as we continue to pursue initiatives to reduce energy intensity and achieve our sustainability goals,“ said Rodgers Greenawalt, executive vice president of operations for Berry Global.
The plastic packaging production manufacturer has been a demand response customer of Enel X since 2008.