Energy Storage Containers
409 megawatt (MW) capacity, delivering 900 megawatt-hours (MWh) of solar energy
Irby & FPL ARE leading the charge on battery storage.
Irby Construction is currently at work on site at Manatee Battery Energy Storage Center (BESS) and substation, which upon completion will consist of 132 new battery line-ups connected to a new 230/34.5 kV substation. The Florida Power and Light project includes placement of 54,133 individual battery modules on a site that is the size of 3 football fields.
When complete it will be the world’s largest solar-powered battery.
The 409MW/900MWh Manatee energy storage center, will accelerate retirement of fossil fuel generation, saving FPL customers more than $100 million while eliminating more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
BATTERY STORAGE SYSTEMS WILL BE ESSENTIAL TO A RENEWABLE FUTURE
Battery storage systems are emerging as an essential part of integrating more renewable power into our transmission and distribution system.
The Irby team works with providers to develop projects and solutions customized to meet specialized needs in the short and long term. It’s never too early to explore costs and value engineering opportunities.
MANATEE BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE
CENTER IN THE NEWS
Power Engineering reported progress at the Manatee Battery Energy Power Center. The story provides an overview of the project scope. Irby is on-site for Florida Power and Light having been awarded…
The Manatee Battery Energy Project was featured on Fox 13 News Tampa Bay on August 12, 2021. The news report by Kimberly Kuizon can be viewed on the news channel website…
The first of more than 50,000 battery modules have been installed at the Manatee Battery Storage Project. Each battery module can store the equivalent of 2,000 iPhone batteries. When complete the Center…
The first battery storage unit installations are underway at FPL’s Manatee Energy Storage Center. The facility will be the largest solar power-battery storage facility in the world.
Florida Power & Light recently awarded Irby the construction of the world’s current largest battery storage facility project called Manatee Energy Storage Center.