S&C Electric Company launches largest solar energy storage facility in Ohio

Published on May 13, 2016 by Jessica Limardo

S&C Electric Company recently announced that it has completed construction of a new energy storage facility in Minister, Ohio – now one of the largest facilities in Ohio – and held a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome residents.

The ribbon cutting ceremony took place on May 6, welcoming community members and local officials to the Minister Solar + Storage Facility. The facility can store up to seven megawatts of energy and also incorporates solar energy. The project was a joint venture between the S&C Electric Company, Half Moon Ventures, the local municipal utility of Minister, and the Village of Minister.

“Energy storage systems are so much more complex than the chemistry of batteries,” S&C Electric Company President of U.S. Business Mike Edmonds said. “If just one piece doesn’t work in concert with the rest of the system, the impacts to owner’s return on investment are huge. It’s essential for success, to have an integrator – who is able to implement the power electronics, controls and high voltage into a successful solution. HMV chose S&C for this project because of our expertise. We were able to move from contract to successful grid trading quickly, due to our integrated solution.”

The facility will be used to improve power quality, reduce energy requirements during peak demand, and reduce T&D costs by $350,000 in Minister.