RES completes 2 grid-scale energy storage projects in Chicago
Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc (RES) said on Tuesday it has completed two grid-scale energy storage projects, each with an operating capacity of 39.6 MW, in the the US state of Illinois.
The battery storage systems, namely Jake Energy Storage Center and Elwood Energy Storage Center, are located in the Chicago area. Each of them has a nameplate capacity of 19.8 MW and the ability to store 7.8 MWh of energy. They consist of battery storage modules supplied by BYD America.
The systems are interconnected to the local Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) electric grid. They were financed with a preferred equity investment from Prudential Capital Group and debt, including both fixed and floating rate notes.
The two energy storage systems will help bring RES’ total construction portfolio to 77 MW, with a 154 MW operating range, and 47 MWh, it said.