Earlier this month, on August 13th, the Women’s Energy Network of Greater Albany visited our KCE NY 1 storage facility in Saratoga County. We were extremely pleased to host Commissioner Diane Burman of the New York State Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) and numerous other professional women who work in the energy field, including government and political affairs professionals, lawyers, energy advocacy group members and environmental organization leaders. Courtney Stone, our Director of Engineering and Construction, and Katherine Zoellmer, our Market Design Analyst, led the group on a tour of the facility, providing them with up-close and detailed insight to the immense benefits battery storage provides to the grid.
The group was first given an introduction to Key Capture Energy and then were subsequently presented with a safety briefing on COVID19 precautions. The tour kicked off near the New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) substation interconnection point, where Courtney and Katherine discussed why we chose the Luther Forest Technology Campus site for development of KCE NY 1. The group then toured the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) facility, starting with the control room and ending with a walk thru of one of the containers. Our team was pleased to answer questions from the group around safety, engineering, market challenges and working with new technology.
We look forward to continuing to support the Women’s Energy Network of Greater Albany in the future and were pleased to host them at KCE NY 1!