Battery Storage Projects

Aquion Energy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Assisted the company in preparing a USDA Business & Industry Loan Guarantee application package and feasibility study to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for advanced, green battery technology compatiable with smart grid utilities.

“Westar was instrumental in helping us submit a complete package to the USDA under a tight deadline. Not only was Aquion highly satisfied with Westar's services and specialized knowledge, but during follow-up meetings with the USDA Pennsylvania State office, Aquion Energy received glowing reviews from the USDA on the overall professionalism ofWestar. The State office was thoroughly impressed with the presentation of Aquion' s loan guarantee package and the high quality of the feasibility study.” 

Scott Pearson, CEO

Aquion Energy

East Penn Manufacturing Company, Lyon Station, PA $32.5 million grant award for the DOE Recovery Act-Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative, 2009. $2.6 million grant award for the DOE Recovery Act Smart Grid Demonstration Grant, 2009.

FutureFuel Chemical Company, Batesville, AR — Application for a DOE Cellulosic Demonstration Facility Grant, 2007.  $12.6 million grant award for the DOE Recovery Act-Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative, 2009.