Agilitas Energy constructs 3-MW energy storage project for Rhode Island municipal utility

Northeast renewables developer Agilitas Energy completed a 3-MW/9-MWh energy storage project to support the public utility service in Pascoag, Rhode Island.

Credit: Agilitas Energy

Acquired by Agilitas Energy in April 2021, the Ocean State project will participate in ISO-New England markets and serve as a peak load reducer for Pascoag Utility District (PUD). The battery storage system will charge from the grid when there is excess energy and when costs are lower, and discharge that energy when demand is high. This will deliver low-cost energy for PUD customers and enhance the grid’s reliability and resiliency.

“The Pascoag Utility District prides itself on being the energy provider that its customers can count on to keep the lights on. As demand grows due to increased electrification and extreme weather conditions, we want to ensure Pascoag and Harrisville residents experience the same service and value they’ve come to expect,” said Mike Kirkwood, general manager and CEO of PUD. “This project from Agilitas Energy was an easy, no-risk way to keep our operating costs down and deliver cleaner energy in the most cost-effective manner.”

Agilitas Energy is actively constructing and developing several other standalone battery storage systems, as well as some coupled with PV solar systems. The company is currently seeking renewable energy projects at all stages of development in markets across the country.

“We believe that energy storage is the key to the energy transition, as it unlocks an approach to meeting peak power loads that’s more effective, environmentally prudent and affordable for customers. That’s what we’ve done here in Rhode Island,” said Barrett Bilotta, president of Agilitas Energy. “At a time when consumers are concerned about inflation and rising costs, we are proud to partner with Pascoag Utility District to bring more reliable power to their customers at a lower cost. We want to thank the governor’s office for their support and leadership ensuring the people of Rhode Island can benefit from renewables.”

News item from Agilitas Energy

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