US-based independent energy storage developer, GlidePath Power Solutions, has announced its plans to complete development of 80MW battery storage portfolio in New York, US, this year.

The portfolio comprises four battery storage projects located in the Lower Hudson Valley near the towns of Catskill, Highland, New Windsor and Ulster, each with a 20MW capacity.

The projects are expected to contribute to the state’s goal of 3GW of battery storage by 2030 and achieving a 100% carbon-free electricity supply by 2040.

According to GlidePath, the New York state currently has 62.2MW of battery storage facilities in operation state wide.

GlidePath chief development officer Peter Rood said: “New York’s commitment to energy storage, Glidepath’s early commitment to storage development and the unique talents of our team members, all combined to make these projects a reality.

“We’re proud to bring more clean energy investment to New York and we look forward to delivering the benefits of storage to New York citizens.”

GlidePath’s Ulster project has received $8.8m from NYSERDA

In December last year, GlidePath had received an incentive award from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

GlidePath’s Ulster project has received $8.8m from NYSERDA’s Market Acceleration Bridge Incentive Programme, which provides incentives for bulk and retail storage projects.

The energy storage development firm said that it has applied for all the four projects to receive the incentive award.

Recently, the firm has completed design, permitting, interconnection and land control for each project and has initiated the procurement process for key equipment.

The projects include a total capital investment of around $120m in the Hudson Valley.

Construction is scheduled to begin this year, while the first project is estimated to go online by the end of 2021.

Once operational, the four facilities will be able to store at least 320MWh combined capacity in New York and each project is estimated to run for a minimum of 4 hours.

In August last year, GlidePath acquired a 149MW portfolio of wind farms in North Texas, from Exelon Generation.