Energy Storage Containers
409 megawatt (MW) capacity, delivering 900 megawatt-hours (MWh) of solar energy
Irby & FPL ARE leading the charge on battery storage.
In December 2021, Irby Construction completed work on-site at Manatee Battery Energy Storage Center (BESS) and substation, which consists of 132 new battery line-ups connected to a new 230/34.5 kV substation. The Florida Power and Light project included the placement of 53,144 individual battery modules on a site that is the size of 3 football fields.
Manatee Battery Energy Storage Center is the world’s largest solar-powered battery.
The 409MW/900MWh Manatee energy storage center will accelerate the 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
Irby Crews placed the last of 54,000 batteries on-site at the Manatee Battery Energy Storage Facility. Later in the evening, Florida Power and Light “unveiled” the Manatee Battery Energy Storage Center with a community event that included laser lights and a drone show.
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.