DailyEnergyInsider – Ameresco, United Power announce battery energy storage contract

Framingham, Mass.-based Ameresco, Inc. announced Monday it had entered into a contract with United Power for a battery energy storage asset partnership.

The 20-year agreement covers a multiple site battery storage system of more than 78MW, the largest wholly-owned asset contract in the company’s history. The agreement will give United Power the ability to balance its load effectively while integrating renewable resources into its operations.

“The use of batteries on our distribution network is essential to a resilient and responsive power system, and we are excited to be moving ahead with one of the most aggressive plans for such a system,” United Power President and CEO Mark A. Gabriel said. “These battery arrays will allow us to balance our power needs throughout the day and incorporate local renewables more efficiently.”

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