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Beech Ridge Energy Storage

West Virginia, USA


Communications & SCADA, Energy Storage

Project Highlights

  • Fast Response Battery System
  • Utilized Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • BESS directly tied into Beech Ridge Substation
  • Frequency Regulation service to PJM
  • Enables Beech Ridge Wind Farm to provide smooth power flow into the grid
  • Up to 32 MW of wind capacity produced

Located in southeast West Virginia, the 32 MW Beech Ridge Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is primarily used for fast frequency regulating services in the PJM Market. As consulting engineer, ECI provided comprehensive electrical design, civil design, and integration of the Beech Ridge BESS. This included foundation design, medium voltage design, grounding and surge protection design, and schematic and wiring design. Additionally, ECI provided SCADA, control, and communication design services to the project. The Beech Ridge BESS consists of eighteen (18) lithium-ion battery energy storage containers with integral inverters. It is co-located just south of the Beech Ridge Wind Farm, a 100 MW generating facility with 67 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines. The Beech Ridge generation substation is served by a new 138 kV transmission line that is approximately 13.8 miles (22.2 km) to Nettie, WV.

As consulting engineer, ECI’s scope of services included:

  • BESS System Integration
  • SCADA / Control / Communication Design
  • Civil Design and Foundation Design
  • General Arrangement and Maintenance Access
  • Medium Voltage Design and Protection
  • Grounding and Surge Protection Design
  • Schematic and Wiring Design


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