With the traditional utility model rapidly changing, regulatory drivers, utilities are faced with unpredictable weather patterns, natural disasters, rolling power outages and outdated transmission and distribution networks.


West Boylston Municipal Lighting Plant (WBMLP) partnered with Amber Kinetics to install a 128kW/512kWh flywheel energy storage system in Massachusetts.

The flywheels are located next to an existing ground mounted solar array at a distributed energy generation facility. The flywheels were designed for energy arbitrage to reduce peak load and increase grid reliability.