Ohio Trucking Terminal Chooses Renewables Route

by | Dec 11, 2018


Pitt Ohio, a trucking and logistics company, will deploy a renewable energy microgrid at one of its trucking terminals in Parma, Ohio. The microgrid will be built by WindStax and EnSync.

The microgrid will utilize both solar energy and wind energy generation through a 495-kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic system and eight six-story-tall vertical wind turbines that add 48 kW to the system. These resources will be integrated with EnSync Energy’s DER SuperModule, which houses 730 kWh of energy storage, the Matrix Energy Management system and DER Flex IOE software platform for system command, communication and control. The system will enable the sustainability-minded trucking company to participate in net metering programs, while also providing backup energy during grid disturbances.

According to Microgrid Knowledge, “in addition to working in-sync with the utility grid, the microgrid will be able to operate autonomously, in island mode, and produce and distribute enough emissions-free electricity to serve all the Parma terminal’s electricity loads during grid outages, and then some.”

Pitt Ohio says that, with 495 kW of solar PV, 48 kW of wind power and 730 kWh of lithium ion-based battery energy storage capacity, the Parma terminal microgrid will be able to produce electricity in excess of the facility’s typical needs in both grid-connected and island modes. That will enable the trucking company to store surplus energy and sell and dispatch it to the utility grid.



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