Congratulations to United Power, which earned a spot on an annual Top 10 utility industry list compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance. The Brighton-based electric cooperative received this distinction for being one of a select group of utilities that connected the most storage capacity to the grid in 2018.
United Power currently operates two Tesla battery storage systems. In survey results, United Power ranked number 10 on the utility energy storage list for annual megawatt-hours. Its battery storage systems provided 18.2 megawatt-hours in interconnected capacity in 2018.
United Power is the only Colorado utility to make the top 10 and is one of the smaller utilities that made the list. But clearly size doesn’t matter when it comes to innovation: United Power has been a leader in cooperative battery storage innovation as well as a leader in various solar projects, both in the state and across the country. CREA is excited to see what the cooperative does next.