Duke Energy is planning solar and energy storage projects in two Indiana communities. The company says it will install solar panels and battery storage equipment at Camp Atterbury in Johnson County and additional battery storage equipment at a substation in Clark County.
The installation at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury training operation would be the first microgrid installed at a National Guard facility in Indiana. Duke Energy Indiana State President Melody Birmingham-Byrd says the company was eager to work with the military again after "our recent success with the installation of a 17-megawatt solar power plant at Naval Support Activity Crane."
The Clark County installation is in the community of Nabb, Indiana. Duke says the battery storage equipment will provide grid benefits and back-up power for customers in the event of an outage.
Both projects must gain Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approval before work can begin.