Wilson Energy seeks proposals for 100-MW battery energy storage systems

April 1, 2021

by Paul Ciampoli
APPA News Director
April 1, 2021

Wilson Energy, the City of Wilson, N.C.’s municipally-owned electric and natural gas utility, is now accepting proposals for 100-megawatt battery energy storage systems that can reduce wholesale power costs.

Wilson Energy’s purchased power demand costs are based on a monthly coincident peak hour. Wilson Energy targets its demand side management efforts to reduce the electric load during this period.

Wilson Energy is seeking bids for several systems of varying sizes for different locations within their electric service territory.

Systems with a total of 100 MW battery storage with the potential for an additional 21 MW will be considered.

Wilson Energy will use these systems in conjunction with the existing distributed generation program and residential load management switch program.

Wilson is located in eastern North Carolina, approximately 45 miles east of Raleigh. Wilson Energy operates the city’s electric distribution system serving 35,000 customers, and gas distribution system serving 13,000 customers.

Fully operational systems are expected to be in place by fourth quarter of 2022.

Proposals are due by 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 29.

Additional details are available here.