Consumers Energy and Partners to Increase Energy Storage Capacity

Consumers Energy has partnered with Jupiter Power to add 100 megawatts of battery storage to their clean energy arsenal, which the energy company calls a significant milestone toward the company’s goal of reaching 550 megawatts of storage capacity by 2040.

According to Consumers, battery energy storage systems (BESS) store and distribute energy harnessed from renewable sources like wind and solar, allowing for more energy capture and reducing the overall cost of electricity. When used in concert with energy efficiency improvements, demand response and grid modernization work, BESS will accelerate the renewable energy transition without sacrificing affordability or a reliable grid.

The storage facility will be located in Coldwater, joining a number of other energy storage sites around Michigan, including in Kalamazoo, Cadillac, Grand Rapids and Standish.