April 29, 2021: Power Edison, the New York-based energy company, has been contracted by an unnamed utility to deliver what it says will be the world’s biggest mobile energy storage system, the firm announced on April 20.
Referring to the recipient only as ‘a major US utility’, Power Edison says it has agreed to deliver a trailer-based 3MW/12MWh battery energy storage system this year, to ‘provide higher reliability and unlock myriad benefits’.
“Energy storage has key reliability and economic applications for electric utilities and the commercial and industrial sectors,” says Power Edison. “This includes grid resiliency, demand management, renewables integration, EV charging support and back-up power.”
Mobile systems such as Power Edison’s can be useful for utilities which may need a temporary standby during difficult times and at shorter notice.
Power Edison’s systems can also be delivered by water or rail, and in a 2016 interview with Bloomberg, founder Shihab Kuran said the company was ‘the Uber of battery storage’.