Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. has completed the Jake Energy Storage Center and Elwood Energy Storage Center in the Chicago area.
The two grid-scale energy storage projects are among the largest, fully commercial stand-alone battery storage projects in North America and help bring RES’ total construction portfolio to 77MW.
RES developed and constructed the two energy storage systems, each with 39.6MW of operating capacity, the ability to store 7.8 megawatt-hours of energy, and a nameplate capacity of 19.8MW. The Jake Energy Storage Center is located in Joliet and the Elwood Energy Storage Center is located in West Chicago.
RES and Prudential Capital Group closed on the financing of the Jake and Elwood Battery Storage Projects on October 22, 2015. “The Jake and Elwood projects represent the cutting edge in commercial energy storage development,” said Glen Davis, Chief Executive Officer of RES. “These projects will work to ensure high-quality and reliable power to the local communities and across the region while fitting seamlessly into the local community and grid.”