Purpose and Need

The Town of Java has long suffered from an electric grid that is subject to frequent blackouts, brownouts, and voltage spikes. These cause damage to electronics and motors, and economic injury to households and businesses which depend on reliable electric supply. This is due to an aging grid with more demands being placed on it than it was designed for decades ago.

Additionally, New York State recognizes the need for transitioning the state’s electric supply to more renewable energy, including a mandate for 50% renewables by 2030, and the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding by the Department of Public Service, to encourage increased use of solar energy and battery storage at the distribution-grid level.

Project Facilities

Located off of Holland Road, Java Energy Center will have up to 6 Megawatts (MW) of clean, battery energy storage capacity.

The project facility will include commercial-scale lithium-ion battery storage containers, electrical transformers and inverters, and electrical interconnection hardware. Java Energy Center anticipates utilizing buried interconnection cables and neat landscaping and safety measures to create a clean, modern, and unobtrusive project design for the Java community.

Project Development

Currently, Java Energy Center has obtained local permits and is under review from the interconnection utility.

Have questions about the Orangeville Energy Storage project? Contact Ryan Hicks, the project developer, by email at RHicks@Invenergy.com or by phone at (607) 391-2651.