Agilitas Energy, a leading Northeast energy developer, has recently secured a project site to install a 4.95 MWac / 20.6 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (“BESS”) in Long Island City after winning one of the largest competitive energy storage projects in New York City – Con Edison’s Newtown Non-Wires Solutions Energy Storage System Request for Proposals in August 2019. The RFP was released to identify qualified developers to help Con Edison resolve the predicted substation overload challenge in the coming years.
After investigating and pursuing multiple potential sites, Agilitas finally selected a site location in Long Island City. The property is well-sited in a heavy industrial zone and will reduce peak demand in one of the most congested locations in the Con Edison electrical system. The design, engineering, permitting and procurement work have also begun. The Project is targeted to commence construction in November this year and be mechanically complete in May 2021 and scheduled to commence operations by May 2021.