The Sterling Municipal Light Department has deployed a 2-megawatt/3.9 megawatt-hour battery storage system that can provide emergency backup power and cost savings. This project, which was supported in part by CESA’s Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (ESTAP), is expected to save the town of Sterling $400,000 per year – a significant savings for a town with a budget of just over $2.5 million. CESA hosted a webinar on April 27 with guest speakers the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity, Sandia National Laboratories, and the Sterling Municipal Light Department for a presentation and discussion on the economic case for Sterling’s energy storage system - watch it here.

Sterling battery storage unit 2