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May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015

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Invenergy Announces Start of Commercial Operation of 31.5 MW Grand Ridge Energy Storage Project in Illinois

Invenergy’s Portfolio of Energy Storage Projects Now TotalMore than 100 MW In Operation, In Construction, and In Development
CHICAGO, Illinois (May 14, 2015) – Today, leading clean energy company InvenergyLLC (“Invenergy”) announced the start of commercial operations of its 31.5 MW GrandRidge Energy Storage project in La Salle County, Illinois.
The project is located about 80 miles southwest of Chicago at Invenergy’s Grand RidgeEnergy Center, which is comprised of a 210 MW wind farm; a 20 MW solar project; andan existing 1.5 MW energy storage unit.
Grand Ridge Energy Storage provides fast-response regulation service to the PJMmarket.
“Invenergy believes that energy storage holds the potential to be a transformative forcein the evolution of the electric grid,” said Kris Zadlo, Vice President of Regulatory Affairsand Transmission at Invenergy. “As we expand our storage project portfolio, GrandRidge Energy Storage reflects our company’s commitment to, and belief in, the future ofthis revolutionary technology. We look forward to continuing to work with our customersto provide innovative storage solutions for their needs.”
An industry leader in energy storage, Invenergy also will bring online this year the 31.5MW Beech Ridge Energy Storage project in West Virginia. Both Beech Ridge EnergyStorage and Grand Ridge Energy Storage are utilizing BYD America’s ContainerizedEnergy Storage System.
“We are delighted with Invenergy’s selection of BYD’s Energy Storage system, whichfeatures our proprietary Lithium-ion Iron-Phosphate battery chemistry,” said Stella Li,Senior Vice President at BYD Company Ltd. “Our technology is the firstenvironmentally-friendly battery chemistry in the world, and has an industry-leadinglongevity and performance.”
In all, Invenergy has more than 100 MW of energy storage projects in operation, in construction, and in development in the United States.
About Invenergy
Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewableand other clean energy generation and storage facilities in North America and Europe.
Invenergy is committed to continued innovation in clean power solutions. Invenergy'shome office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the UnitedStates, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Europe.
Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 9,000 MW of projectsthat are in operation, in construction, or under contract, including 75 wind, solar, andnatural gas-fueled power generation projects and energy storage facilities. For moreinformation, please visit www.invenergyllc.com.
Contact: Alissa Krinsky, Director of Communications312-582-1554 or akrinsky@invenergyllc.com
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