Agilitas Energy New England Battery Storage merger solar energy

Colin A. Young

BOSTON  — A Wakefield solar company that is working on projects that pair solar generation with storage systems has absorbed a firm that specializes in battery storage.

Agilitas Energy last week announced that it had acquired Boston-based New England Battery Storage, which focuses on utility-scale battery storage.

Terms were undisclosed. 

Agilitas Energy, a Wakefield-based solar company that is working on projects that pair solar generation with storage systems, has acquired Boston-based New England Battery Storage, which focuses on utility-scale battery storage.

Jim Gordon, who previously led the unsuccessful Cape Wind offshore wind project and has since turned his attention to solar power, serves as an adviser to NEBS. Included in the acquisition were two operational ISO-New England merchant battery energy storage systems and one front-of-the-meter battery energy storage system in Maine totaling 25 MWh.

When paired with solar panels or other intermittent power generation sources, battery storage systems have the potential to stockpile renewable energy so it can be tapped when consumer demand is high, alleviating some of the power grid’s reliability concerns.