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 will develop and construct the two 19.8 megawatt (MW) energy storage systems, each having the ability to store 7.8 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy. The first project, Elwood Energy Storage Center, will be located on Pilsen Road in West Chicago and the second project, Jake Energy Storage Center, will be located on Brandon Road in Joliet. Construction is expected to begin on both projects this winter with completion by August 2015. The projects are expected to operate for at least ten years. RES Americas acquired the projects during the development phase from Glidepath Power in September of 2014.