Duke Energy has joined MESA to drive the development of communication specifications for energy storage systems.Duke Energy joins a dozen equipment manufacturers, software suppliers, and public and private utilities, whose objective is to accelerate the growth of the energy storage industry through the development of an open, non-proprietary set of specifications and standards for energy storage systems.
Duke Energy is partnering with LG Chem and Greensmith to build a battery-based energy storage system in Ohio. The system is meant to enhance reliability and stability on the state’s power grid. The project includes a 2 megawatt (MW) storage project which will help regulate electric grid frequency for PJM, a transmission organization that provides power to a large part of the eastern United States. Duke Energy has been looking to grow their energy storage offerings across more of their storage area, and this project will get them closer.
Duke Energy is making moves to bring additional solar to South Carolina, with a new agreement filed with the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC). The agreement will add to a Distributed Energy Resources program the utility recently filed, which is meant to grow solar capacity in the area — from around 2 megawatts (MW) to 110 MW.