A proposed energy storage unit was presented to commissioners, but no action was taken, during last Wednesday’s meeting of the Calhoun County Commissioners Court.

Dan Ditto, of Black Mountain Energy Storage, spoke to the commissioners and County Judge Richard Meyer about leasing or purchasing five acres of land adjacent to the American Electric Power substation for an energy storage project on Henry Wehmeyer Road.

“Electricity is the only commodity that cannot be effectively stored,” Ditto said.

Ditto described the energy storage units as a “conex box” designed to keep anything harmful out.

“Battery storage is uniquely suited to provide critical reliability services. It is the most effective and economic means of storing electricity,” Ditto said

After asking questions regarding leasing, the source of energy, types of batteries used, and whether South Texas has other energy storage stations, commissioners opted to review this agenda item another day when the county attorney could be present.

By Jared Van Epps | The Port Lavaca Wave

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