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Stafford Hill Solar Farm & Microgrid: Lithium Ion

Technology Type Lithium-ion Battery
Rated Power 2000 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 0.85
URL More about Stafford Hill Solar Farm & Microgrid: Lithium Ion
Green Mountain Power constructed an innovative new solar project to improve resiliency and safety in communities, by generating clean energy that can be stored and used to power an emergency shelter at Rutland High School during a storm. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, The Stafford Hill Solar Farm is the first project to establish a micro-grid powered solely by solar and battery back-up, with no other fuel source. Stafford Hill includes 7,700 solar panels that can generate 2 MW of electricity, enough to power about 2,000 homes during full sun, or 365 homes year-round. It also includes 4 MW of battery storage to store solar generation, which will provide many benefits to customers, including allowing the disconnection of an entire circuit from the grid in an emergency and providing critical power for an emergency shelter at the high school. The Stafford Hill Solar Farm is sited at the closed Rutland City landfill, and is the first known solar storage project in the country to repurpose brownfield land once used to bury waste for the siting of renewable energy.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On DD.09.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Siting
Location

Rutland, Vermont
United States

ISO/RTO ISO-NE
Utility Green Mountain Power
Utility Type Public Owned
Paired Grid Resource Secondary Distribution
Paired Grid Resource 2 MW PV
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Utility-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Green Mountain Power
Energy Storage Technology Provider LG Chem
Power Electronics Provider Dynapower Corporation
Integrator Company Dynapower Corporation
Developer Green Mountain Power, Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)
Cost & Performance
Performance Performance metrics not available
Capital Expenditure $2500000
Benefits
Service Use Case Electric Bill Management with Renewables
Frequency Regulation
Microgrid Capability
Onsite Renewable Generation Shifting
Renewables Capacity Firming
Resiliency
Funding
Funding Source 1 State/Provincial/Regional
Vermont Public Services Department
Funding Source 2 Federal/National American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 - RD&D
US Department of Energy, Office of Electricity
Funding Source 3 Private/Third Party Equity
Green Mountain Power
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