Con Edison has confirmed that its battery energy storage system on Staten Island will be ready ahead of summer electricity peaks.
Per Power Mag, the Fox Hills Con Edison facility will provide a 7.5 MW or 30 MWh storage capacity to help with peak electrical uses.
The company expects the system, which includes eleven Tesla Megapacks, to come online at the end of June.
The plan is to use nighttime charging to keep the system ready during the afternoon and early evening when the power company sees most of its use. Con Edison will sell services back into the state’s wholesale energy market if excess capacity exists.
This is the second battery energy storage system project for the power company. In 2018, the company launched a 2 MW or 12 MWh system in Ozone Park in Queens with a non-Tesla system.
As part of its biodiversity mission, Con Edison will rewild two of its existing facilities at the Eastview Service Center and Rye Service Center to make up for habitat destruction at the Fox Hills facility. The rewilding will include milkwood and other native species to attract monarch butterflies and pollinators while providing much-needed stormwater capture.
The company did not confirm if they have future projects planned, but depending on the success of this larger Tesla-powered system, it may be in the plans.