Con Edison Podcast: Battery Storage Technology In New York City Neighborhoods
Con Edison is developing battery storage technology for New York City neighborhoods to help keep service reliable during the hot summer months.
That’s the topic of conversation with two energy experts in the current Con Edison podcast.
By the summer of 2018, the company will deploy batteries capable of sending 1 megawatt of power for four hours into the grid to serve homes and businesses. Con Edison will determine where to deploy the batteries each summer based on the needs of its electrical networks.
The company would charge the batteries during off-peak times and discharge them during peak times to support Con Edison’s system or in wholesale markets.
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