BRIGHAM & WOMEN'S BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM

LOCATION: Boston, MA

DESIGN START: November 2018

DESIGN COMPLETION: December 2019

SIZE & TECHNOLOGY: 1 MW/660kW-Hr

FIRM ROLE: Engineering, Construction Management and Commissioning


The installation of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital was executed as an EPC (Engineer-Procure-Construct) project. BWH was looking for resiliency and peak demand reduction for their campus. The new battery energy storage system supplements operation of the existing CHP system which included a 4 MW natural gas fired Caterpillar engine and waste heat recovery. The now Hybrid-CHP system will provide operational cost savings and in the event of a power outage, could supplement the emergency diesel engines to provide power to the hospital. The project was installed in association with the MA-DOER.


Scope of work included:

  • Engineering and Design

  • Procurement

  • Permitting

  • Construction

  • Commissioning

  • Turn-over