Eversource advances Cape Cod battery project, defers 13-mile distribution line

By Microgrid Resources Coalition posted 04-09-2019 14:44


Robert Walton, Utility Dive


Eversource advanced plans to install a 25 MW / 38 MWh lithium-ion battery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, after residents approved a lease for the project last week, the utility announced on Friday.

Provincetown, on the northern tip of Cape Cod, has faced an increasing number of power outages as climate change has caused more severe storms, according to an Eversource official. The battery will help maintain power during power outages and would defer construction on a 13-mile distribution line through the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Eversource plans to have the battery in service by the end of next year. The utility is also working to develop a 14.9 MW facility on Martha’s Vineyard. Both projects have been approved by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.

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