S&C Electric Company completes one of the largest energy storage systems in Ohio

S&C Electric Company completes one of the largest energy storage systems in Ohio

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S&C Electric Company has completed one of the largest energy storage systems in Ohio. The 7-MW system located in Minster, Ohio, was built in partnership with Half Moon Ventures (HMV) and the local municipal utility, the Village of Minster. The project at the Minster Solar + Storage Facility was officially inaugurated on May 6 t to the residents of Minster.

The company in a statement said HMV and the Village of Minster will benefit from four unique revenue streams, which will offset the costs of grid improvements while improving the rate of return. HMV will be able to sell into PJM’s frequency regulation market, which helps to provide grid reliability for more than 60 million customers and the Village of Minster will use the energy storage system to defer $350,000 of T&D costs and improve power quality.

HMV is using S&C’s 7-MW PureWave SMS Storage Management System which provide fully integrated storage management and power conversion for 3-MWh of lithium ion-batteries. The system is tied to HMV’s adjacent 4.2-MW solar power plant, allowing Minster to further reduce their peak demand charges in the middle of the day.

The company notes that it served as energy storage system integrator for HMV by performing all major power system studies and complete engineering, procurements, and construction of the project. The complexities of this delivery have been documented in a time-lapse video brief of the Minster facility. S&C will also be providing ongoing operation and maintenance services for the facility.

This is a milestone day for our community as we mark the first time a municipal utility has combined solar power and energy storage,” said Don Harrod, Village Administrator, Village of Minster. “The official launch of this system assures that the Village of Minster can continue to provide affordable, reliable, and sustainable electricity for our residents and businesses.”

Energy storage systems are so much more complex than the chemistry of batteries. If just one piece doesn’t work in concert with the rest of the system, the impacts to owner’s return on investment are huge,” said Mike Edmonds, President – U.S. Business, S&C Electric Company. “It’s essential for success, to have an integrator – who is able to implement the power electronics, controls and high voltage into a successful solution. HMV chose S&C for this project because of our expertise. We were able to move from contract to successful grid trading quickly, due to our integrated solution.”

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