E.ON to build 20MW battery unit in Texas

E.ON has announced it will build a 20MW energy storage unit in Texas. The move comes as the firm increasingly strives to establish itself as an energy storage provider for […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

E.ON has announced it will build a 20MW energy storage unit in Texas.

The move comes as the firm increasingly strives to establish itself as an energy storage provider for the US market.

Project Texas Waves forms the next step in E.ON’s industrial-scale battery business expansion – it will be made up of two batteries, each with a capacity of 9.9MW.

The site is going to be located near and charged by the company’s existing wind farms in Pyron and Inadale.

The batteries will provide system services for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market, balance out fluctuations across the grid and improve security of supply.

They’re expected to go into operation by the end of 2017.

E.ON is collaborating with Virginia-based Greensmith Energy on the project, one of the largest providers of energy storage software and services.