Rated Power: 20,000 kW
Technology Type: Electrochemical
Company: Key Capture Energy
Powered by: NEC, NYISO, NYSEG, O’Connell Electric
Services Provided: Ancillary services
In the past two years, New York State implemented a 3,000 MW energy storage target, an ambitious goal for a state that did not have a single utility-scale battery on the electric grid until March 2019. Key Capture Energy is a pioneer in New York and submitted the first interconnection requests for stand-alone, grid scale battery storage projects in 2017. The company has worked with NYISO on rules, as well as the overall New York clean energy stakeholder community, to help pave the way for storage as part of New York’s clean energy future. Key Capture Energy’s NY1 facility is a 20 megawatt battery storage project in Saratoga County, New York and is the largest lithium-ion battery storage project in the northeastern United States. KCE NY1 serves the New York transmission system by enhancing power grid performance and reliability, addressing the needs of advanced technology companies, and promoting economic and job growth in Saratoga County. The project focuses on the transformation that is taking place in energy generation and delivery: as more large-scale renewable energy projects come online, and intermittent resources are added to the energy mix, it is becoming increasingly important to find ways to keep the electrical grid stable.
Project Hashtag: #KCE_ESNA