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Go Electric wins storage contract for army microgrid

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Indiana-based Go Electric Inc has announced being awarded a $1.7 million contract by Perini Management Services, Inc. (PMSI) to provide a 1MW/1MWh grid-tied battery storage system to the Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) in Tooele, Utah.

The Go Electric system will serve as a critical component of the facility’s self-sufficient microgrid, providing energy security and resiliency.
Tooele army depot
The battery energy storage system (BESS) will be linked to TEAD’s existing 46 kV line. The storage equipment includes a 1MW lithium-ion battery and patented AutoLYNC® microgrid controller, enabling TEAD to manage and optimize multiple alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) distributed energy resources.

The solution provides the depot with peak-shaving and black start capabilities, reactive and uninterruptible power supply, and utility voltage and frequency support. Along with the energy storage system, Go Electric will provide engineering and design services, and will support commissioning of TEAD’s microgrid system.

“This is Go Electric’s second major military microgrid project, and projects like these are critical to advancing and validating our technology and project performance in the defense sector,” said Tony Soverns, Chief Technology Officer of Go Electric. “We are delighted to be part of these efforts to provide energy security and resiliency to critical military facilities and support our American Service Members.”

Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) is a premier active joint ammunition storage site for the United States Army. The site is in Tooele, Utah and covers roughly 24,000 acres. Tooele is responsible for shipping, storing, receiving, inspecting, demilitarization, and maintaining training and war reserve conventional ammunition. 

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