Greensmith has now been chosen to design and install the storage system using its GEMS software control platform. Credit: Greensmith
Energy storage software and integration specialist Greensmith Energy will partner with utility company E.ON Climate and Renewables and utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to provide software control for a large-scale energy storage alongside a solar panel in Arizona.
The 10 MW storage system, which will be located in the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park, southeast of Tucson, was announced in July. It will provide frequency response, auxiliary services and voltage control. It will also help integrate the energy of a new 2 MW solar system.
Greensmith has now been chosen to design and install the storage system using its GEMS software control platform. The site is expected to go live in the first half of 2017.
TEP supplies electricity to approximately 417,000 customers in southern Arizona. This new storage project is driven in part by Arizona’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES), which requires utilities to increase the amount of renewable energy in their energy mix to 15% by 2025.
John Jung, President and CEO of Greensmith Energy, said: “Our growing partnership with E.ON to meet the energy storage needs of major utilities such as TEP reflects why we have worked so hard over the years. past eight years to build the most advanced energy storage technologies and experience available today.
Greensmith was recently appointed by Canadian energy company AltaGas as the software provider and system integrator for 20 MW / 80 MWh of energy storage for Southern California Edison (SCE) at its natural gas plant site in Pomona. , in Southern California.