Power Distribution Center for Battery Energy Storage

July 19, 2016

Winneconne, WI – SPS built and integrated a 50 ft power distribution center for a battery energy storage system (BESS), including installation of battery racks for LG Chem batteries, fire suppression system, DC bus, HVAC system, and battery disconnect switches.  The BESS was commissioned to determine how energy storage can be used to increase the productivity solar photovoltaic facilities, specifically a 1 MW PV farm in the southeastern United States.

The 1 MW/2MWh BESS is used to support load smoothing, peak shaving, and voltage support, with the multiple stacked services increasing the net economic benefit of the BESS.  SPS’ PDC expertise allowed us to provide enclosure design, manufacturing, and integration services for a pre-fabricated building, avoiding the need for a costly site-constructed building.

LG Chem Powers Energy Storage System for Solar Power Project in Southeastern United States

Switchgear Power Systems, LLC is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of custom low voltage and medium voltage power distribution equipment including metal-enclosed switchgear, metal-clad switchgear, pad-mount equipment, and power distribution centers. SPS serves utility, industrial, critical power (hospital and data center) and commercial customers throughout North America and around the globe, and is recognized throughout the industry for its engineering capabilities and product quality.