Saft will supply a 1MW battery system that will store excess electricity generated by a solar power facility at Fort Hunter Liggett in California, the US Army Reserve’s largest installation.
The Fort Hunter Liggett energy storage unit was designated as a
“Net Zero” pilot installation by the Defense Department, which signifies that
it will only consume as much energy as it produces.
The French company’s contract calls for it to provide two 500kW
Intensium Max energy storage systems that comprise lithium-ion battery modules,
power management and control interfaces, air conditioning and safety devices.
1MW solar system will be responsible for approximately one-third of the energy
provided to the base, and will aid it in continuing its dedication to
efficiency through solar power.
battery storage project is vitally important for our energy security and
microgrid strategy because it is one of the dispatch strategies we will use to
isolate our grid from the utility provider,” says Todd Dirmeyer, energy manager
Fort Hunter Liggett.
construction began last August and is scheduled for completion this month.
which is prime contractor for this project, awarded Saft its first contract for
a US Defense Department installation.
US Army Corps of Engineers contracted Tri-Technic to provide the base with a
1.25MW energy storage system. The base is planning to install a third solar PV unit
later this year.