Key Capture Energy broke ground on Sept. 26 on its KCE NY 1 facility, which represents the commencement of construction on the project.
The KCE NY 1 facility is a 20 megawatt (MW) utility-scale battery storage project located at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Malta.
The project is the largest lithium-ion battery storage project in New York state and supports he state’s commitment for the state to reach 1,500 MW of energy storage by 2025.
In addition to enabling the creation of 25 construction jobs and nine full-time positions, the facility will provide clean energy to enhance power grid performance and reliability, addressing the needs of advanced technology companies and promoting economic and job growth in Saratoga County, officials said.
“We are glad to initiate construction of our KCE NY 1 project,” said Dan Fitzgerald, chief development officer of Key Capture Energy. “We are fully committed to supporting the governor’s vision for an aggressive Clean Energy Standard, as well as to bringing local jobs and energy storage solutions to New York State, starting right here in Saratoga County.
Key Capture Energy worked with the Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, the county’s designated economic development agency, to secure incentives to enable the project to move forward.
Saratoga Partnership President Marty Vanags said, “We congratulate Key Capture Energy as it launches construction of this next-generation facility, which represents a significant investment in the economic, energy, and environmental future of Saratoga County.”