Nexamp co-located two energy storage facilities with existing Nexamp community farms in Massachusetts. The battery storage projects will provide critical frequency regulatory services for the ISO New England markets, in addition to other grid functions. Nexamp’s national portfolio includes hundreds of existing solar generation assets. This project was made possible by the collaboration of Borrego and Nexamp.
The projects are located within the National Grid service zone in Central Massachusetts, in the grid-congested region. Brockelman Road is a storage-based solar project that can produce 1.7 MW solar energy and 1 MW/2MWh battery storage. Clark Road has 7.1 MW solar capacity and 3MW/6.1MWh of storage. Both are part of the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program (SMART), which offers incentives for co-located storage and solar projects.
“Energy storage is critical for our ability to deploy renewable energy to broadly resolve issues of energy security and climate change,” says Mark Frigo, vice president of energy storage at Nexamp. “Our dozens of storage projects under development fulfill a variety of functions and use cases for a diverse group of customers. With each project that goes live we not only create value for our customers, but also contribute to a cleaner grid that is more stable and resilient.”
The storage projects participate in the Massachusetts Clean Peak Energy Standard program as well as ISO New England’s capacity and frequency regulation markets. Clean Peak Energy Standard provides incentives for clean energy technologies that provide electricity or reduce peak demand. The reliability functions of the regional power market are fulfilled by frequency and capacity regulation markets. These markets deploy resources to avoid outages, and ensure that enough supply is available to support the power grid.
“Nexamp and Borrego share a long history of helping Massachusetts advance on the promise of a cleaner, more resilient energy future for its residents and businesses,” notes John Murphy, Nexamp’s senior vice president of corporate development. “Our shared commitment to quality development and vision for a decarbonized future is once again bringing reliable savings and meaningful grid improvements to the Commonwealth.”
“We value our longstanding relationship with Nexamp and have partnered with them on many projects in Massachusetts and elsewhere,” mentions Brendan Neagle, Borrego’s EVP of project finance. “Our companies leveraged our experiences as early adopters of storage and solar-plus-storage systems in the Commonwealth to bring these projects to fruition, working in close cooperation with all project stakeholders.”
Nexamp, in addition to its energy storage solutions, offers a variety o onsite battery storage solutions with or without solar to help companies, utilities, and other organizations reduce electricity bills and enjoy a range of reliability benefits.