Energy storage plans moving forward in Provincetown, on Vineyard

Eversource is moving forward with energy storage projects in Provincetown and Oak Bluffs the utility says will help increase reliability and supplement the electric infrastructure for Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.

The utility, which distributes electricity on the Cape and Vineyard, is working out a lease agreement with Provincetown to site a 25-megawatt energy storage facility at the town’s transfer station and hopes to unveil the project in 2019.

The 7,600-square-foot facility would help build more redundancy in the Outer Cape’s electric system, where there currently is little room for expansion, said Eversource spokesman Michael Durand.

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