Linden-based electrical distribution company Turtle & Hughes announced on Monday it is starting Turtle Energy Storage Services, a new business department.
Turtle Energy Storage Services will build a sustainable resilient redundancy in the delivery of energy services. It comes into existence as the cost of battery energy storage systems shrinks.
The new department is being run by Executive Vice Presidents Mark Crowdis and Kenneth McCauley, who join Turtle & Hughes with decades of finance, project development, engineering, manufacturing, and policy experience in the energy sector.
“With a large number of cities and states committed to 100 percent renewable energy, battery storage systems are moving our world closer to carbon-free energy use,” Luis Valls, president of Turtle & Hughes Electrical Distribution Division, said in a statement. “These new technologies provide opportunities for a wide range of commercial, industrial and utility scale applications. With Mark and Ken on our team, we see this as a natural extension of our proven expertise achieved over the last century in power distribution, industrial infrastructure and energy management solutions.”
“We joined Turtle & Hughes because we have known the family and the executives running the business for 10 years,” Crowdis said. “They are efficient, driving sustainability on an enterprise level, as well as with their customers; they know how to run projects in a profitable manner. There is no organization better positioned to advance energy storage markets.”