Saturday, 07 November 2015: Just very recently, Invenergy LLC announced the start of commercial operations for its Beech Ridge Energy Storage project in Rupert, West Virginia (Greenbrier County). This site is home to 31.5 MW capacity of energy storage and further complements the company’s 100.5 MW wind evergy facility at Charleston. According to Kris Zadlo, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Storage and Transmission at Invenergy, “The start of operations for Beech Ridge further underscores our commitment to finding innovative storage solutions to meet our customers’ needs as we continue to expand our storage project portfolio. We believe this revolutionary technology plays a vital role in the future of renewable energy.” As of now, Invenergy is one of the largest energy storage companies in the world due to the fact that it has more than 100 MW of energy storage projects in operation, under construction and in development in the U.S. alone.
However, what does the above facts and figures mean for us and the future of RE? Simply put, this synergy and implementation of integration between RE sources is a foreshadow of what might be the future in the RE business. With energy storage, installation and distribution being such a prime concern in any kind of RE system installation, these projects spearheaded by Invenergy LLC might be the answer everyone is looking for to sustain sustainable development.
Source(s): Renewable Energy World