Saturday, April 24, 2021
Reading Municipal Light Department Battery Storage Facility
I took a tour given by the Reading Municipal Light Department General Manager, Coleen O’Brien of the Reading Municipal Light Department Minuteman Battery Energy Storage System with State Rep Jeff Roy, House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy. A few years ago the Legislature provided a grant funding program to advance the energy storage segment of the Massachusetts clean energy industry.
This project received a $1 million state grant for the installation of these energy storage units. At the ribbon-cutting two years ago The BESS was the largest stand-alone energy storage unit in the state. Energy storage technologies can reduce costs for consumers by storing energy during off-peak hours when costs are low and using the stored energy during peak periods. You can learn more about the BESS Shred
The Peak initiative at https://www.rmld.com/home/pages/shred-peak