NineDot Energy's Bronx battery storage site with Tesla Megapacks (Photo: Business Wire)
NineDot Energy launches Bronx Battery, a public energy storage site that uses Tesla Megapack batteries. The site is a model for urban clean energy projects and is designed to bring great benefits.
NineDot Energy, a leading developer of public clean energy projects backed by global investment firm Carlyle, unveiled its first battery-powered energy storage facility in the Bronx, New York, on Tuesday, according to its press release. This facility has a 3.08 MW/12.32 MWh Tesla Megapack system installed, a solar canopy, and infrastructure ready for bi-directional electric vehicle chargers. Combined with the large NineDot Energy pipeline, this project also supports the company's goal of delivering 400 MW of clean energy systems by 2026—which strengthen the local power grid and provide stable, reliable, and resilient power to tens of thousands of New York City households and businesses.
“We are excited to formally cut the ribbon on our ‘Gunther’ Bronx battery energy storage site,” said David Arfin, NineDot Energy CEO and Co-founder. “Building battery storage sites in a dense urban environment requires an unusual set of skills and experience all brought together in NineDot Energy, as well as support from a wide range of visionary regulators and policy-makers and a terrific group of dedicated partners who we are thanking today.”
Doreen M. Harris, President and CEO of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), said, “NYSERDA is proud to partner with companies like NineDot Energy that are committed to investing in energy storage projects that allow us to more effectively integrate clean, renewable resources. When completed, this energy storage system will help reduce electricity consumption at some of the dirtiest power plants in the Bronx during hot summer days and serve as a model for advancing similar projects in congested urban environments.”
“This project is special because it combines several technologies that will advance the future of clean energy and make our region a leader in the fight against climate change,” said Vicki Kuo, senior vice president of consumer solutions at Con Edison. “The ability of companies like NineDot to innovate, as well as the commitment of Con Edison, our customers and others, ensures that our state and city will meet their environmental goals.”
With battery storage, the Gunther facility not only makes the local grid more reliable, but also integrates more clean energy into the grid during times of peak demand. The project received $1.2 million from NYSERDA through its Retail Energy Storage Incentive Program and supports New York’s goal of 6,000 megawatts of energy storage by 2030.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.