03 Feb '17, 4pm

Tucson utility is modernizing its local electric grid w/ energy storage. Copper connects this storage to the grid.

Tucson Electric Power (TEP), a utility that provides electricity to approximately 417,000 customers in southern Arizona, says it is enhancing the resiliency of the local electric grid with three large-scale energy storage facilities. According to the utility, a subsidiary of Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources recently completed construction of a 10 MW lithium nickel-manganese-cobalt energy storage system at a TEP substation near Interstate 10 and West Grant Road. The system is now helping to maintain reliable service for customers during periods of high energy demand by supporting stable voltage. Meanwhile, Chicago-based E.ON Climate & Renewables is building a 10 MW lithium titanate oxide storage facility and an accompanying 2 MW solar array at the UA Tech Park southeast of Tucson. Those systems are expected to be completed in the spring. TEP says energy storage system...

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