The Eugene Water & Electric Board has awarded WorleyParsons a $1-million EPC contract to install a 500-kW/1,000-kWh battery energy storage system at the Howard Elementary School in Eugene, Ore. The project, which includes a well that could be powered with a combination of solar power and batteries, will begin in June with completion expected by October. It will provide backup power for the school and is also part of resiliency planning efforts that call for building distribution points around the city to provide drinking water during electrical outages. For Worley­Parsons, the project expands its involvement in energy storage. Project manager Kirk Neubauer says the company is transitioning from coal and nuclear to renewable energy projects and already has booked 28,000 MW in renewable energy work, including 6,000 MW of solar projects.