S&C Electric Company Selected as an Energy Storage North America 2016 Innovation Award Winner for Minster Solar + Storage Project

CHICAGO, October 6, 2016 – S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, announced today that the Minster Solar + Storage Project has been recognized as the Energy Storage North America 2016 Centralized Storage Project Innovation Award winner for their innovation and leadership in energy storage and positive impact on the industry.

The Village of Minster Solar + Storage Project, located in Minster, Ohio, is the largest storage + solar facility owned by a municipal utility in the United States. The 7-MW system was built in conjunction with Half Moon Ventures (HMV) and the local municipal utility, the Village of Minster. This is the first time a municipal utility combined solar power and energy storage, and will serve to provide the residents of the village affordable, reliable, and sustainable electricity.

This project is especially innovative as it benefits from four unique revenue streams, offsetting the cost of the improvement as well as improving the quality of energy reliability to the village. The system has been operational since May of 2016 and has already proven its success; currently one of the top performing assets in the PJM frequency regulation market as measured by performance score over a three month rolling average.

“We are honored to be recognized for our work with industry leader, Half Moon Ventures and the Village of Minster, a visionary in public power,” says Troy Miller, director, Grid Solutions, S&C. “The Minster project has opened the door to greater energy storage innovation, and we can’t wait to see where that takes us next.”

Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the largest gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, celebrated the winners of its 2016 Innovation Awards and 2016 Champion Awards during a reception at the San Diego Convention Center. Award winners were recognized for their leadership in energy storage, services supplied to customers and the grid, unique technology solutions, financing, or partnerships.

“The individuals and organizations who received this year’s ESNA Awards have each played a key role in advancing energy storage through impactful programs, projects, technologies or policies,” said Janice Lin, Energy Storage North America Conference Chair. “Their work is transforming the energy storage ecosystem by opening up brand new markets and solving real world problems for customers and the grid. The strength of our nominees was unmatched in 2016, reflecting the continued growth and maturation of our industry.”


S&C Electric Company

Publication Date

October 6, 2016