Enel X, the Enel Group’s advanced energy services business line, and Related Cos. have launched he largest battery storage system in New York City.
The 4.8-megawatt, 16.4 MWh, in-front-of-the-meter battery system is located at Related’s Gateway Center in the East New York, Brooklyn community and will support the local grid of New York energy company, Con Edison, in periods of high peak demand, helping to keep service reliable.
“New York is a complex, densely-populated market in continuous growth, which requires innovative technologies to address evolving energy challenges. Storage systems, like this one, are among the critical tools that can help take on these challenges, by increasing energy systems’ flexibility and stability,” said Francesco Venturini, head of Enel X.
The program and the deployment of solutions, like the battery storage project at the Gateway Center, have helped Con Edison defer costly infrastructure upgrades. Through a lease agre