Georgia Power receives approval for a 65MW battery

The plant will be the first independent unit on the state’s integrated transmission system in the United States.

The Georgia Public Service Commission has given Georgia Power permission to develop, own, and operate the 65MW/260MWh Mossy Branch battery energy storage facility.

The Talbot County facility will be the first standalone battery energy storage system (BESS) on the integrated transmission system of the US state of Georgia.

It’s part of a bigger 80MW BESS portfolio that the company authorized in its 2019 Integrated Resource Plan.

“It’s an exciting moment to be working on innovative methods to maximize the value of sustainable, renewable energy, and the addition of battery storage complements and increases the value of renewable power,” said Wilson Mallard, Georgia Power’s director of renewable development.

“By developing storage solutions of this size, we will be able to continue to satisfy the demands of our clients.”

“The Mossy Branch project will assist the firm in evaluating the value and advantages of battery storage to the electric system, as well as learning how to optimize BESS facility management and maintenance.”

Engineering, procurement, and construction services will be provided by Wartsila for the new facility.

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