Energy firm plans 15-acre battery energy storage project in Licking County

The site of the proposed Flint Grid.

A California-based energy investor plans to build a 15-acre rechargeable energy storage site in Licking County just minutes from New Albany’s cluster of data centers and the site where Intel will build its semiconductor manufacturing complex.

Eolian plans to create a 200-megawatt battery storage project called Flint Grid at 1313 Jug St., said Justin Adams, the firm’s vice president of permitting. The project will buy energy from AEP during low demand periods of time while it is charging batteries and then when there is high demand, use those batteries to support the grid.

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Written by Owen Milnes.

Originally published May 11, 2022.

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