Battery Storage Project Completed in Atlantic City

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -

All the rain Monday morning wasn't going to stop state and local officials from celebrating an important day in the state's clean energy history.

On Monday, April 16th, officials with the ACUA, Viridity, as well as local and state officials came together at ACUA's wastewater treatment facility for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially mark the completion of the Battery Storage Project.

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Officials say this project is a step in the right direction in ensuring New Jersey continues to push for more renewable energy options and stays clean and green for future generations.

"I really believe and I believe this from the bottom of my heart, that we collectively have a moral obligation to our future generation to ensure the fact that our energy is generated clean and green," said Joe Fiordaliso, president of New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

The one-megawatt battery will be used to store energy generated by wind and solar which will play a crucial role in balancing supply and demand of the electric grid.

The project is funded by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Renewable Energy Storage Incentive Program and is the first NJBPU-funded project for behind-the-meter applications in New Jersey.

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