December 14, 2021
Orangeville Energy Storage Begins Operations at Wind Farm
Project will provide local power grid with reliable, sustainable electricity
20 MW storage facility contributes to New York’s 3,000 MW energy storage goal
WYOMING COUNTY, NY (December 14, 2021) — Today the start of commercial operations at the advanced energy storage facility, Orangeville Energy Storage, was announced. The facility, located on Centerline Road in Orangeville, NY, will store up to 20 megawatts of electricity produced by Invenergy’s 94-megawatt Orangeville Wind Farm, bringing clean energy and additional economic investment to Wyoming County.
The Orangeville Energy Storage facility uses state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery technology to store and deploy electricity based on the changing needs of the New York power grid. The project will further enable the state to deploy emission-free electricity reliably, efficiently and economically. The facility includes ten prefabricated steel containers and ten pad mounted transformers and inverters on just under an acre of land.
The completion of Orangeville Energy Storage is an important milestone as New York State seeks to modernize its electric grid. The State has previously announced that energy storage is a key element to transform the power grid, with a target to develop 3,000 megawatts of battery storage by 2030.
“We are thrilled to announce the final commissioning of Orangeville Energy Storage, and with it our further investment in Wyoming County,” said Ryan Hicks, project developer of Orangeville Energy Storage. “We are proud to deliver more clean and reliable electricity in support of New York’s renewable energy goals while bringing additional economic benefits to Wyoming County communities.”
“Energy storage is key to building a 21st century power grid that can support the integration of the State’s growing pipeline of energy to be available when and where it is needed most. The completion of projects like the Orangeville Energy Storage project will allow us to use renewable resources like wind and solar energy to meet electric demands while increasing grid resiliency in the face of more frequent severe weather events,” said Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO, NYSERDA.
About Invenergy’s New York Footprint
In New York, Invenergy has successfully developed several major renewable energy projects: Sheldon Wind Farm, Orangeville Wind Farm, Marsh Hill Wind Farm, and the Shoreham Solar Commons project. These projects have contributed tens of millions of dollars to local economies, created hundreds of good-paying, local jobs and generate enough American-made, clean energy to power over 80,000 New York homes.
We are innovators building a sustainable world. Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale sustainable energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago, and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Japan, Poland and Scotland. Invenergy has successfully developed more than 29,000 megawatts of projects that are in operation, construction or contracted, including wind, solar, natural gas power generation facilities, and advanced energy storage projects as well as transmission infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.invenergy.com.
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