Earlier this month the Washington State, US-based storage system developer confirmed its customer Glenwood was including behind-the-meter battery systems in buildings across its portfolio of properties, starting with 10 systems immediately.
The move comes as New York utility Consolidated Edison (or ‘Con Ed’) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) set about introducing measures to cope with the possible closure of a nuclear power plant.
The Indian Point Energy Center delivers up to 15% of Con Ed’s 13.2GW peak power but is currently reaching the end of its original life span. One reactor has already shut down.
The plant operator, Entergy Nuclear Northeast, is applying for licence extensions for two remaining reactors. The licence for the second unit expired in 2013. The licence for the third expires at the end of this year.
The demand side of the problem
Faced with a mismatch between falling generation and continued increases in New York’s energy consumption, Con Ed and NYSERDA have put together a package of measures that attack the demand side of the problem.
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