Jupiter Power is proposing to build and operate the Prairie Flyer Energy Storage Facility, an 85-megawatt battery energy storage system in Vandalia, Ohio. The proposed facility will play an important role in strengthening the power grid.

Map of future Streamfield Energy Storage location

Project Location

The Prairie Flyer Energy Storage Facility will be located on 7.3 acres within a 19-acre property west of Engle Road and north of Northwoods Boulevard in Vandalia, Ohio. The facility will connect to the existing Dayton Power & Light electric substation across Northwoods Boulevard.

Why battery storage?

  • Emergency demand Evening hours are typically when the largest amount of energy is needed from the grid. During these times, Jupiter can provide energy from batteries to meet the high demand and reduce strain on the local energy infrastructure.
  • Maintain stability Supply and demand of energy fluctuate throughout the day and do not always line up. This can be a problem because homes and businesses always need reliable energy. Batteries help even out the fluctuation of energy on the grid, providing consistent and stable electricity, 24/7.
  • Grid integration Many of the new power resources in the area are intermittent resources and the batteries will help to integrate these resources into the grid, transforming intermittent power generation into a stable supply for homes and businesses.
  • Transmission deferral Battery energy storage systems can help reduce the need to build new transmission lines in an area. Rather than building new power lines, which are typically funded by ratepayers, battery energy storage can reduce the gap between transmission capacity and customer demand by injecting stored power right where and when it is needed.
  • Emergency support Battery energy storage systems are an excellent way to store energy for use in times of need. Battery energy storage can help reduce the risk of outages and can respond within milliseconds to grid needs.
battery modules inside a container at one of Jupiter Power’s projects in Texas.
Photo above: battery modules inside a container at one of Jupiter Power’s projects in Texas.
construction personnel finalize commissioning at a Jupiter battery site.
Photo above: jupiter power storage site facility in west texas

Community Benefits

The Prairie Flyer Energy Storage Facility will benefit local residents and businesses by improving the power grid and supporting the local economy. Major benefits include:
  • Improved reliability, efficiency, and resiliency of the regional power grid without an increase in electricity bills
  • Increased efficient integration of existing and future energy resources across Ohio and throughout the region
  • Benefits of a private financial investment in the community with the potential for significant, predictable local government tax revenue. Energy storage is a passive use that provides industrial-level investments and benefits to the electric grid and the homes and businesses that rely upon it without producing emissions, odor, waste, or traffic

Project Schedule

Jupiter Power has submitted an application for review by the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB). Construction is expected to begin in 2024 and the facility is expected to be in service in 2025.

Ohio Power Siting Board Application Process

All application documents are available on the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) website under Case Number: 23-0145-EL-BGN: Prairie Flyer Energy Storage. Further updates to project schedules will be posted on this website with information on how to get involved included below.

Questions or

Jupiter Power hosted a Public Information Meeting on March 30, 2023 in the Community Room located at the Vandalia Branch of the Dayton Metro Library,
330 S Dixie Drive, Vandalia, Ohio 45377. The Ohio Power Siting Board will be accepting written and oral testimony during the Local Public Hearing on February 12, 2024, at 6:00 p.m., at Vandalia Branch of the Dayton Metro Library, 330 South Dixie Drive, Vandalia, Ohio 45377.

Comments and questions can be submitted via the portal on the project’s contact us page or by emailing the project team at prairieflyer@jupiterpower.io or calling (937) 993-0514. Public comments can also be provided in writing on the OPSB’s website at https://opsb.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/opsb/help-center/contact-us, by electronic mail to contactOPSB@puco.ohio.gov, or by mail to the OPSB 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.  Written comments should reference Case No. 23-145-EL-BGN.
Construction personnel check system performance during commissioning
Photo above: construction personnel finalize commissioning at a Jupiter battery site.