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Vermont Public Power Utility's Board Approves Energy Storage Project

Vermont public power utility Morrisville Water and Light on May 8 reported that its Board of Trustees has approved an Energy Storage Service Agreement with Encore Renewable for the development of a five-megawatt battery storage project.

The project includes the installation of a 4.96 MW battery system near a solar project, capable of providing 22,000 kWh on a full charge.  

“This substantial capacity, approximately 60% of MWL's typical peak demand, positions MWL to leverage the batteries for various purposes, including voltage spike absorption, peak demand reduction, participation in the ISO NE capacity market, and grid resilience during emergencies such as brownouts,” the utility said.

“Moreover, the energy storage system will enable MWL to engage in energy arbitrage, optimizing energy costs by charging the batteries during off-peak hours and discharging them during periods of high demand,” it said. 

The project is scheduled to commence operations in November 2026.

The utility is a member of the Vermont Public Power Supply Authority.

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