Entries by Thomas Stuenkel

GlidePath Acquires 25MW Solar Project

A Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners subsidiary, GlidePath Power Solutions LLC (GlidePath), closed on the purchase of the 25.56MW Dandan Solar Project in Guam from a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Dandan solar farm has a long-term contact with Guam Power Authority (GPA). GlidePath will own and operate the project and […]

McHenry Battery Storage Reaches Commercial Operations

SAN DIEGO — EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced today that the McHenry Storage Project, EDF Group’s first battery storage project in North America, reached commercial operation on December 20, 2015. The energy storage system, located in McHenry County, Illinois, added 40 megawatts (MW) of flexible capacity (20 MW nameplate) to the PJM Regional Transmission […]

Glidepath Sells Two Projects to RES Americas

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a leader in the development and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in North America, is pleased to announce two grid-scale energy storage projects outside of Chicago that, once completed in 2015, will be the largest, fully commercial energy storage projects in North America. RES Americas […]

Can Batteries Replace Coal Plants?

In 1997, when Dan Foley was managing Commonwealth Edison’s electrical grid, mornings meant firing up two coal-fired generating plants to keep pace with the sudden spike in electricity as nearly 3 million Chicagoans switched on their lights, hair dryers and televisions. “Mornings used to scare the hell out of us,” he said. Seventeen years later, […]

Inside the Battery System

To help eliminate brown-outs and power interruptions, Glidepath is developing three 20-megawatt battery power facilities in the Chicago area. They would be located in McHenry, Joliet and West Chicago. The facilities would enable grid operators, who have to manage where power comes from and when, to more easily integrate renewable energy. The batteries would store […]