BYD 6 MWh Energy Storage System In Massachusetts
BYD, like seeming all of the rest of its business, is rapidly expanding sales of it battery storage systems in North America, by providing batteries for the largest ESS project in Massachusetts.
The Chinese manufacturer will supply a 3 MW/6 MWh system at Mt. Tom Solar, ordered by Green Charge, an ENGIE Company.
“Green Charge’s first installation of BYD batteries will be for the recently announced six-megawatt-hour system adjacent to ENGIE’s Mt. Tom Solar farm to serve Holyoke Gas & Electric in western Massachusetts.
Designed to optimize intermittent solar energy and contribute to rate stabilization for Holyoke Gas & Electric customers over the next 20 years, this energy storage project will be the largest utility-scale energy storage installation in Massachusetts.”
BYD is one of the biggest suppliers of lithium-ion energy storage systems, now with more than 550 MWh installed so far worldwide.
According to BYD, company has captured nearly 50% of the market share in the frequency regulation energy storage market in the U.S. (or 25% of the entire ESS market). Additionally, BYD has shipped approximately 1 GW of solar.
However to us, the most astounding BYD achievement to date is the 27,000+ electric buses now in service around the world (but mostly still in China).
Vic Shao, CEO at Green Charge said:
“BYD has a proven track record with product at scale production. Our first installation of utility-scale energy storage with Holyoke Gas & Electric is an extremely important milestone not just for Massachusetts but for customers benefiting from reduced utility capacity costs all while reducing stress on the HG&E grid system.”
Micheal Austin, BYD Vice President said:
“We are pleased that BYD was chosen by Green Charge as its trusted partner for this project with Holyoke Gas & Electric based on our global expertise in battery technology and energy storage. BYD has led the charge to improve the way we power our communities, and we will continue to lead as the only storage supplier that not only manufacturers rechargeable cells, but also the bi-directional inverters integrated in grid-tied containerized systems. BYD is helping make the transition to renewable energy possible.”