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Wakefield, MA—July 18, 2019 – Local and state officials gathered in Wakefield yesterday to cut the ribbon on the Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department’s (WMGLD) new three-megawatt, five-megawatt-hour battery storage project. The lithium ion battery, located at Beebe Substation, 163 Farm Street in Wakefield, became fully operational in March 2019.
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From left to right: WMGLD Engineering and Operations Manager Dave Polson, Wakefield Town Councilor Mehreen N. Butt, WMGLD Board Chair Jack Warchol, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson, WMGLD General Manager Pete Dion, NEC Energy Solutions Director of Sales Doug Alderton, Town Councilor Paul DiNocco, WMGLD Commission Secretary Philip Courcy, Wakefield Town Administrator Steve Maio, and Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) Power Generation Engineer Jason Viadero.