Strengthening the grid with Community Microgrids
Led by the Clean Coalition, the Long Island Community Microgrid and Long Range Plan Battery Storage projects will deliver cost-effective energy storage.
Earlier this month, the Clean Coalition won a competitive solicitation to provide consulting services to the Public Service Enterprise Group of Long Island (PSEGLI) in support of the Long Island Community Microgrid Project and Long Range Plan Battery Storage Project.
Led by the Clean Coalition, these projects will deliver a cost-effective energy storage solution as the centerpiece to scale local renewable energy while enhancing power quality, grid reliability, and resilience across a vulnerable grid area in the East End of the South Fork.
An energy storage system – rated approximately 5 megawatt (MW) / 25 megawatt-hour (MWh) – will support higher penetrations of solar PV by smoothing variability during weather events and by mitigating peaks and steep ramps. This solution will also function with existing battery technologies enabling PSEGLI to operationalize the full capabilities of all battery systems in the target grid area in a manner that will guide subsequent renewables integration and grid management optimization.