Powin battery storage earmarked for utility-scale ‘first’ in Idaho

Powin battery storage earmarked for utility-scale ‘first’ in Idaho

Powin battery storage earmarked for utility-scale ‘first’ in Idaho 389 215 Energy Storage Journal

May 13, 2022: Energy storage company Powin is set to provide 120MW/524MWh of battery storage, to come online next summer in the US state of Idaho, Idaho Power announced on May 2.

The lithium iron phosphate ‘stack’ batteries are set to be the first utility-scale storage systems in Idaho. They would help maintain reliable service during periods of high use, while furthering the company’s goal of providing 100% clean energy by 2045.

Proposals for the Powin storage projects were filed on April 29 with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, which will determine whether the project is in the public interest.

If the project is approved, the batteries should come online by June 2023 across several locations.

Idaho Power senior vice president and chief operating officer Adam Richins said: “Not only are we adding capacity to serve our customers, but we are taking advantage of advancements in technology that will be key to our future.

“Battery storage enables us to use existing generation sources efficiently while setting the stage for more clean energy in the coming years.”