Black & Veatch provided engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a battery energy storage and solar project that will provide reliable and sustainable electricity to residents in the Utah town of Panguitch. The project is composed of a 650kWac monocrystalline photovoltaic (PV) plant utilizing a horizontal single-axis tracking system. The solar PV project utilizes 150 kW SMA string Inverters, which are tied to an owner-supplied 1 MVA step-up transformer.
The battery energy storage system, or BESS, helps integrate renewable energy into the grid by storing and delivering power even when the sun isn’t shining. The energy storage system is designed to react to the fluctuations in demand for power throughout the day, which enables PacifiCorp to improve the safety, quality, reliability and resiliency of service without upgrading traditional grid poles-and-wires infrastructure.