We’re developing a Con Edison property at 223 Nevins Street in Brooklyn for clean energy storage systems and electric vehicle charging stations.
Battery Energy Storage
At this site, third-party developers will own and operate energy storage systems that can provide about 5 MW / 15 MWh of energy capability. That’s enough to power more than 5,000 apartments for four hours during a summer peak.
These extra-large batteries store energy, including power from renewable sources, such as solar and wind. We can tap into that reliable power reserve when our customers need it most, such as during storms and heatwaves. Batteries are an essential part of our clean-energy future. They reduce strain on the energy grid, keep your service reliable, eliminate the need for new infrastructure, and enable more use of clean energy generated by the sun and air.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
We’re accelerating the move toward electric vehicle ownership by connecting thousands of new public and customer-owned charging stations.
At this site, we’re installing the infrastructure for 18 publicly available fast chargers. The 18 electric vehicle chargers will be part of a Con Edison demonstration project. The partnership with Centrica will help both groups gather critical information about the performance of the electric vehicle chargers. This demonstration project information will be used to ensure that electric vehicle charging customers are getting the best possible service at a fair price.
We will publish quarterly updates on the progress of the demonstration project which will be available to the public. At the end of the demonstration project period, we will also publish findings and conclusions that should help make future iterations of fast speed EV charging hubs as efficient as possible.
By increasing the number of chargers on our streets, we’re making it easier for New Yorkers to own and drive a plug-in hybrid or electric car in our service area.
Turning the Parking Lot into Paradise
More trees will be growing in Brooklyn, starting right here. A new bioswale will help manage rainwater and add some nature to the site. Gowanus Canal Conservancy maintains green infrastructure in the Gowanus Watershed, a 1,700 acre area that contributes to 377 million gallons of combined sewer overflow into the Gowanus Canal per year. This project will add to the 10 bioswales built by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy that reduce overflow while providing much needed greenery.