1. Eversource Plans to Build Battery System on Martha’s Vineyard for Energy Storage

    Eversource Plans to Build Battery System on Martha’s Vineyard for Energy Storage

    Eversource announced it is “charging forward” to build an energy storage facility on Martha’s Vineyard that will better improve reliability for the island’s growing demand for electricity. On Wednesday night, the utility company along with the state Department of Public Utilities, held a public hearing in Oak Bluffs on Eversource’s plans to build a lithium-ion, 14.7 megawatt battery system. Martha’s Vineyard is served now by four underwater cables from Falmouth and in the event of a cable failure, five diesel generators would kick in to provide electricity.

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    1. Instead of resorting to use diesel generators that are dirty, the lithium battery is safe and provides energy that is cleaner.
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