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Highview Power contracts with Tenaska Power Services for US Cryogenic plants

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:06 -- Paul Crompton
Highview Power contracts with Tenaska Power Services for US Cryogenic plants

Highview Power has contracted Tenaska Power Services to plan and deliver energy management services for four cryogenic storage plants totalling up to 4GWh in Texas, US.

The UK firm has asked the Nebraska-based Tenaska to identify, model, optimise and provide energy management services over two years in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market.

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Luminant turns on ‘biggest BESS’ in Tex

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel

A 10-megawatt lithium-ion battery energy storage system in Texas has started operations as the state’s biggest such facility to date.

Power generation business Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy, said the 42-megawatt-hour BESS is the seventh largest in the US.

The BESS is on the site of Luminant's 180-megawatt Upton 2 Solar Power Plant in Upton Count. The battery system captures excess solar energy produced at Upton 2 during the day and can release the power in late afternoon and early evening, when Luminant said demand by system operator the Electric Reliability Council of Texas is highest.

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Luminant awarded large-scale Texas storage grant

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel

Texas-based electric utility Luminant has been awarded a US$1 million grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), to build a battery energy storage system at Luminant’s Upton 2 Solar Power Plant.

Luminant will install a 10 megawatt/42 megawatt-hour lithium-ion energy storage system at the 180MW solar facility— the largest in Texas— near McCamey in Upton County. The battery will capture excess solar energy produced during the day and release it in the late afternoon and early evening periods of peak demand.

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E.ON breaks ground for Texas batteries

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:05 -- News Editor
E.ON breaks ground for Texas batteries

The US arm of Germany-based power group E.ON has started building two additional lithium-ion battery storage facilities in the US— co-located at the company’s Pyron and Inadale wind farms in West Texas.

The ‘Texas Waves’ projects, comprising two 9.9MW short duration energy storage systems, will be “an integral part” of the wind farms, the company said.

 

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Voltabox opens Li-ion plant in US

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 11:28 -- Paul Crompton
Voltabox opens Li-ion plant in US

Lithium-ion battery manufacturer Voltabox has opened a new plant in Texas, US.

The US subsidiary of paragon AG is now operating the first fully automated assembly line for battery packs based around its iron-phosphate (cylindrical) and nickel-manganese-cobalt-oxide (prismatic) technologies.

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Duke Energy to upgrade Pb-A project to Li-ion

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 09:46 -- Paul Crompton
Duke Energy to upgrade Pb-A project to Li-ion

US utilities firm Duke Energy Renewables is upgrading the nation’s biggest utility scale lead-acid battery to provide Texas with fast response frequency regulation.

The company is converting its 36-megawatt storage battery at its Notrees Wind Power project in Texas to lithium-ion technology.

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