Skylar Completes Commissioning of 2 MW Battery Energy Storage System for City of Glendale, CA
Today Skylar Resources L.P. (“Skylar”) announces that it has successfully completed the commissioning of a 2 MW Battery Energy Storage System (“BESS”) on behalf of municipal utility client Glendale Water & Power (“GWP”) in Glendale, California. Construction and testing was recently completed at Glendale’s Grandview Substation. The battery can now instantaneously respond to shifts in systemic load, providing GWP with an unprecedented capacity to regulate its transmission system. Beyond renewable integration, the BESS may serve as an emergency source of energy to start up other units, mitigating the impact of potential unplanned disruptions in service. It will also reduce costs by delaying the need for infrastructure upgrades.
Skylar facilitated the deployment of the energy storage system after consulting with Glendale for appropriate applications within the City’s utility system. The process included the careful evaluation of several battery systems and working closely with world-class battery system company Saft America on the final BESS selection of Saft’s Intensium Max+ container and storage system. Additionally, Skylar selected EPC firm Beta Engineering to design, construct and oversee the battery system installation and integration into Glendale’s power grid.
“We are very pleased to announce completion and commissioning of the Grandview energy storage system for our client Glendale Water & Power. This system is now one of the fastest responding storage systems for any municipal utility in Southern California. It will significantly improve electric reliability inside the City of Glendale. It gives GWP a flexible, state-of-the-art resource to meet its customers’ needs today and in the years ahead,” said William O. Perkins III, CEO and President of Skylar.
Skylar is also in discussions with several other Western utilities and large commercial users to develop larger energy storage systems for various applications including load shifting, demand response and integration of renewable resources.
BESS Project Overview
Location: City of Glendale, California – Grandview Substation
Maximum discharge capacity: 2 MW
Primary function: Transmission system regulation and load balancing
Battery Rating: 950 kWh
Battery Manufacturer: Saft
Inverter Manufacturer: ABB
Engineering, Design and Construction: Beta Engineering
About Skylar Resources L.P.
Based in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Skylar Resources is an energy-marketing and consulting company focused on medium to long-term structured energy transactions. The firm’s deep experience in energy markets allows it to serve clients by providing them with unique, customized solutions which are often difficult to find in the marketplace. Skylar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brisa Max Holdings VI, LLC.