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Memphis Light, Gas and Water Planning for up to 100 MW of Battery Storage

Memphis Light, Gas and Water on Aug. 23 said that it has started the planning necessary to deliver utility scale battery storage of up to 100 megawatts into the local electric distribution system.

 Once installed, these batteries will hold enough electricity to power the equivalent of 100,000 homes for four hours, the Tennessee public power utility noted.

“This effort will help MLGW provide additional resilience in the face of increasing energy demand and will help achieve community goals by reducing reliance on conventional power plants to meet peak electricity demands,” it said.

Additionally, in its effort to meet the need for clean, affordable energy in 2024 MLGW will determine the feasibility and initial specifications for the first MLGW owned, utility scale, solar generation facilities, consistent with the current Tennessee Valley Authority power supply agreement.

Meanwhile, MLGW CEO Doug McGowen last month appeared at a TVA Board listening session lending his support for the transition of outdated equipment to a newer, more efficient, state of the art system, MLGW noted in a news release.

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