Invenergy Starts Operating 31.5-MW Energy Storage Plant

Invenergy has started commercial operations of its 31.5-megawatt Beech Ridge energy storage project in Rupert, West Virginia.

The project is located in Greenbrier County, about 60 miles southeast of Charleston at Invenergy’s Beech Ridge Energy Center, and complements the facility’s existing 100.5MW of wind energy.

The project provides fast-response regulation service to the PJM market and brings Invenergy’s total operating storage capacity to more than 64.5MW.

“The start of operations for Beech Ridge further underscores our commitment to finding innovative storage solutions to meet our customers’ needs,” said Kris Zadlo, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Storage and Transmission at Invenergy. “We are continuing to expand our storage project portfolio as we believe this revolutionary technology plays a vital role in the future of renewable energy.”

Invenergy also has a 31.5-MW storage project at its Grand Ridge Energy Center in LaSalle County, Illinois.

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