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Battery discharging under way for Arizona BESS probe

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 15:06 -- John Shepherd
Battery discharging under way for Arizona BESS probe

The team investigating an explosion at a lithium-ion grid-scale battery storage facility in Arizona say it could be weeks before the cause of the accident is known.

A probe was launched by the Arizona Public Service (APS) utility after its 2MW/2MWh McMicken energy storage system in the city of Surprise suffered what was described as a “catastrophic failure” last April.

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