– Enel Inexperienced Energy has began operations on the Lily photo voltaic + storage venture in Texas, its first utility-scale renewables + storage venture in North America, together with the Rockhaven wind venture in Oklahoma
– Beneath a three-year, $8 billion development plan, the corporate plans to put in greater than 6.5 GW of latest capability to succeed in a complete portfolio of over 14 GW of renewable capability and add 1.4 GW of vitality storage by 2024
Enel Inexperienced Energy North America has begun working two new clear energy crops, together with its first renewables-plus-storage hybrid venture. The brand new additions come as the corporate embarks on an accelerated development plan involving the addition of 6.5 GW of latest renewable capability and 1.4 GW of vitality storage over the following three years.
The 181 MW Lily photo voltaic + storage venture, situated east of Dallas, Texas, is the corporate’s first hybrid venture in North America that integrates a renewable vitality plant with utility-scale battery storage. The venture contains 55 MWdc of battery storage, a part of Enel’s set up of round 600 MW of latest storage capability on the Texas energy grid by 2022. Enel additionally started operations of the 140 MW Rockhaven wind farm in Oklahoma.
“This milestone indicators a brand new period for our firm as we begin delivering on our main dedication to grid-scale battery storage in the US. By pairing renewable vitality with storage know-how, we’re supporting a cleaner and extra versatile grid,” mentioned Paolo Romanacci, Head of Enel Inexperienced Energy within the US and Canada. “We’re able to reply the decision of policymakers and enterprise leaders to speed up the vitality transition in North America. As such, we’re committing extra funding than ever earlier than to realize accelerated development targets.”
Enel Inexperienced Energy is North America’s fifth-largest operator of wind and photo voltaic crops and is executing on a development technique of including 6.5 GW of latest renewables and 1.4 GW of storage capability by the top of 2024, in an $8 billion development plan introduced in November. Enel has over 2 GW of latest wind and photo voltaic capability presently underneath development within the US and Canada, together with over 550 MW of battery storage capability in Texas. The corporate presently has a mature improvement pipeline of round 12 GW and is a key a part of Enel’s world purpose to realize round 155 GW of put in renewable capability by the top of the last decade. In the meantime, Enel continues to prioritize sustainability all through the worth chain in North America, supporting progressive applications like dual-use photo voltaic and investing within the resiliency of native communities by means of its Creating Shared Worth mannequin.
Positioned southeast of Dallas in Kaufman County, Texas, the Lily photo voltaic + storage venture contains a 181 MW1 photovoltaic (PV) facility paired with a 55 MW2 battery. The venture’s 421,400 PV bifacial panels are anticipated to generate over 367 GWh every year, which might be delivered to the grid and can cost the co-located battery, equal to avoiding the annual emission of over 242,000 tons of CO2 into the environment. The battery storage system can dispatch electrical energy when solar energy technology is low, whereas additionally offering the grid entry to a clear provide of electrical energy during times of excessive demand.
The Lily photo voltaic venture was initiated and developed by Pink River Renewable Vitality, LLC, a three way partnership amongst associates of Solar Chase Energy and MAP® Vitality, LLC.
The Rockhaven wind farm, situated in Murray and Carter counties in Oklahoma, contains 49 generators which might be anticipated to generate 616 GWh of vitality every year, sufficient to keep away from over 359,000 tons of CO2 emissions yearly. By means of a first-of-its-kind digital PPA, Wellington Administration will buy the electrical energy delivered to the grid by an 11 MW portion of the venture. The clear vitality contracted by Wellington Administration is anticipated to equal or exceed the electrical energy wants for all of their US company places of work in addition to residential electrical energy utilization of greater than 2,200 staff within the US.
Enel is presently setting up 5 different renewables + storage hybrids in Texas: the Azure Sky photo voltaic + storage, Azure Sky wind + storage, Roseland photo voltaic + storage, Blue Jay photo voltaic + storage and Ranchland wind + storage tasks. Moreover, the corporate is including to its 500 MW Excessive Lonesome wind farm and 497 MW Roadrunner photo voltaic farm in West Texas with a 57 MW battery storage system close to every plant. Elsewhere in the US, the corporate is constructing the 250 MW 25 Mile Creek wind venture in Oklahoma and the 200 MW Alta Farms wind venture in Illinois.
Enel Inexperienced Energy North America is a number one developer, long-term proprietor and operator of renewable vitality crops in North America, with a presence in 14 US states and one Canadian province. The corporate operates 61 crops with a managed capability of over 7.3 GW powered by renewable wind, geothermal and photo voltaic vitality.
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