Snohomish County Public Utility District (SnoPUD) was named an ESNA 2016 Award finalist for its MESA 1 energy storage project. The Awards, given by Energy Storage North America, recognize excellence and impact in energy storage project development.
Voting is now open for the final award. Show your PNW support and vote for SnoPUD before September 20.
SnoPUD and Doosan GridTech partnered to develop and deploy an innovative approach to energy storage, aimed at helping electric utilities increase their use of renewable energy and improve overall reliability. The MESA-1 installation is the first energy storage system built on the Modular Energy Storage Architecture (MESA), an innovative approach to energy storage based on open, non-proprietary industry standards. The system is also completely integrated with utility operations via the GE/Alstom eTerra SCADA system. Finally, the system is dispatched by a fleet scheduling system from Doosan GridTech called the Distributed Energy Resource Optimizer (DERO). MESA-1 comprises two sub-projects (MESA-1a and MESA-1b) at one substation site, both managed by a single instance of the Doosan GridTech Intelligent Controller.
All finalists will be honored during an award ceremony at Energy Storage North America on October 5. Winners for each category will be determined by the ESNA Advisory Board (50%) as well as public voting (50%). One vote per user will count toward the final results.
Voting is open until September 20: vote now to help choose the most impactful storage projects of the year!