Energy Storage Developer NineDot Energy Unveils Battery Storage Site In New York

Highlights :

  • The NineDot site, including the first Tesla Megapack system deployed in New York City, is a model for urban clean energy projects.
  • The project will also help in delivering 400 MW of clean energy systems by 2026 that strengthen the local power grid and provide stable, reliable and resilient power New York City.

Community scale clean energy developer, NineDot Energy has unveiled its first battery energy storage site in the Bronx, New York City. The site is equipped with a 3.08 MW Tesla Megapack system, a solar canopy, and infrastructure ready for bi-directional electric vehicle chargers. NineDot said that combined with its large pipeline, this project also supports the company’s goal of delivering 400 MW of clean energy systems by 2026 that strengthen the local power grid and provide stable, reliable and resilient power to tens of thousands of New York City households and businesses.

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David Arfin, NineDot Energy CEO and Co-founder, said, “Building battery storage sites in a dense urban environment requires an unusual set of skills and experience all brought together in NineDot Energy, as well as support from a wide range of visionary regulators and policy-makers and a terrific group of dedicated partners who we are thanking today.”

Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO, NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research & Development), stated, “Once completed, this energy storage system will help to reduce electricity use from some of the dirtiest power plants in the Bronx during hot summer days and will serve as a model for how to advance similar projects in congested urban environments.”

NineDot Energy said that it builds its battery storage sites in areas that sit at the intersection of existing infrastructure and high energy demand. Adam Cohen, NineDot Energy Chief Technology Officer, informed, “Finding the right sites requires a deep understanding of grid design and regulation along with extensive project-finance and decision-science skills, and we believe NineDot uniquely brings together all these capabilities in one innovative company.”

Pooja Goyal, CIO, Carlyle Infrastructure Group, a global investment firm backing NineDot Energy, added, “There is a large and growing investment opportunity to support a more resilient electric grid while reducing carbon emissions. With the launch of the ‘Gunther’ Bronx battery energy storage site, our shared vision with the NineDot team has started to become a reality for New York City residents and businesses as we continue to support New York State’s mission to achieve its goal of 100% clean energy by 2040.”

NineDot Energy said that the project has received $1.2 million from NYSERDA through its Retail Energy Storage Incentive Program and supports New York’s goal of 6,000 megawatts of energy storage by 2030.

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