Greensmith Energy partners with E.ON Climate and Renewables and Tucson Electric Power for a 10 Megawatt energy storage project in Arizona

Greensmith Energy, the actor in energy storage software and integration services, announced it will partner with E.ON Climate and Renewables and Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to design and deliver a grid-scale energy storage system located at the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park southeast of Tucson. The 10 megawatt (MW) site will provide frequency response and voltage control in addition to solar integration for a new 2 MW array.

Greensmith will provide design, installation and commissioning services, along with its industry-leading GEMS software control platform. GEMS is the most widely-deployed energy storage software solution—enabling utilities, EPCs and IPPs to maximize energy storage ROI and manage an individual system or a fleet of energy storage systems.

Arizona’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES) requires regulated electric utilities to increase their use of renewable power each year until it accounts for 15 percent by 2025. E.ON and TEP are taking crucial steps to create a more stable, reliable and flexible grid as demonstrated by this 10 MW project.

The site will provide TEP with ancillary services and is slated to go online in the first half of 2017.