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Convergent to Provide West Boylston Municipal Light Plant With Battery Storage System

Convergent Energy and Power on Sept. 27 announced its plans to provide Massachusetts public power utility West Boylston Municipal Light Plant with a battery storage system.

Convergent will finance, own, and operate the 3MW/9MWh utility-scale battery storage system for WBMLP. The system, projected to come online in 2024, is expected to stabilize costs for customers and further insulate against rising energy costs.

The project will be co-located next to West Boylston’s existing solar and flywheel assets.

“West Boylston Municipal Light Plant is dedicated to keeping electricity rates stable for our customers while exceeding our greenhouse gas emission reductions goals,” said General Manager Jon Fitch.

“We expect to reach an 80% clean and renewable energy supply by 2030, with one of the lowest electricity rates in the Commonwealth,” he said.

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