US energy development company Key Capture Energy (KCE) has received site plan approval to install a 20MW lithium-ion battery system at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Stillwater, New York.
The battery at the site, which a centre for semiconductor and nanotechnology manufacturing and other innovative technologies, will be interconnected to the adjacent New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) substation.
Co-founder and chief development officer of KCE, Dan Fitzgerald (pictured) told BBB that the company has not finalised the battery supplier. However, KCE expects to complete their interconnection studies and plans with NYSEG this winter.
The construction of the project is set to start from spring 2018 and begin commercial operation by the summer.
Recently, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the establishment of the Clean Energy Standard that mandates 50% of New York’s power to be provided by renewables by the year 2030.
In May, BBB reported a 15GWh lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant is to be fast-tracked to development in New York State.
KCE said the Luther Forest project is “the first step in an ambitious process for the state”.