New York regulators approve 100-MW energy storage project in Queens
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US solar project developer 174 Power Global Corp, an affiliate of South Korea's Hanwha Group, said on Thursday it has received approval for a 100-MW energy storage project in Astoria, Queens.
The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the East River Energy Storage project, which has already been contracted by Con Edison, a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc (NYSE:ED). The PSC earlier directed the particular utility to procure and deploy 300 MW of qualified energy storage systems in New York City by 2023.
“Bulk storage will let us bring large amounts of renewable energy to our customers without compromising our industry-leading reliability, even as fossil fuel generators in New York City are shuttered into retirement,” said Leonard Singh, senior vice president, Customer Energy Solutions, for Con Edison.
The battery system will be built on leased property owned by the New York Power Authority on the site that was once occupied by the former Charles Poletti power plant. It is expected to become operational on January 1, 2023.