The Minster project is a great demonstration of how municipal utilities can successfully partner with developers to create multiple revenue streams that benefit both parties.
This photovoltaic solar array and 7-MW energy storage facility was built in conjunction with the local municipal utility and is currently the largest energy storage system of its kind in the nation. This facility provides grid reliability for more than 60 million customers and allows The Village of Minster to defer T&D costs, improve power quality and shave peak demand.
Providing fully integrated storage management and power conversion for 3 MWh of lithium ion-batteries, this system will help Minster better manage energy demand during peak periods and provide reliable back-up power. The system includes a 4.2-MW solar plant, allowing Minster to further reduce their peak demand charges in the middle of the day.