October 19, 2017 | News Brief | BYD is now supplying batteries to Green Charge, an ENGIE Company. Green Charge’s first installation of BYD batteries will be for the recently announced six-megawatt-hour system adjacent to ENGIE’s Mt. Tom Solar farm to serve Holyoke Gas & Electric in western Massachusetts. Designed to optimize intermittent solar energy and contribute to rate stabilization for Holyoke Gas & Electric customers over the next 20 years, this energy storage project will be the largest utility-scale energy storage installation in Massachusetts. To date, BYD has installed more than 550 MWh of energy storage systems worldwide.
“BYD has a proven track record with product at scale production,” said Vic Shao, CEO at Green Charge. “Our first installation of utility-scale energy storage with Holyoke Gas & Electric is an extremely important milestone not just for Massachusetts but for customers benefiting from reduced utility capacity costs all while reducing stress on the HG&E grid system.”
“We are pleased that BYD was chosen by Green Charge as its trusted partner for this project with Holyoke Gas & Electric based on our global expertise in battery technology and energy storage,” said Micheal Austin, BYD vice president. “BYD has led the charge to improve the way we power our communities, and we will continue to lead as the only storage supplier that not only manufacturers rechargeable cells, but also the bi-directional inverters integrated in grid-tied containerized systems. BYD is helping make the transition to renewable energy possible.”
BYD has shipped approximately 1-GW worth of solar modules in the US and has captured nearly 50-percent market share in the frequency regulation energy storage market – or about 25 percent of the entire American energy storage market. In addition, BYD is the largest consumer electric vehicle and electric bus manufacturer in the world.
Green Charge has been designing and deploying commercial energy storage since 2009, with systems installed throughout the United States. As part of ENGIE, the largest independent power producer in the world, Green Charge’s mission is to use energy storage to power the world efficiently and sustainably.