Wind power generation is biggest in Texas, according the US DoE’s newly released 2018 wind sector reports. The latest major development in the Lone Star State has seen energy storage developer GlidePath Power Solutions acquire a 149MW portfolio of onshore distributed energy projects from Exelon Generation.
The new acquisition means Glidepath now holds an operating portfolio of more than 445W of renewables and more than 1GW of battery storage projects across the US.
The developer says its operations team will optimise performance at all 8 wind farms, located in the north-west region of the state and look at opportunities to develop on-site battery storage systems. The portfolio supplies the Southwest Power Pool market.
The news follows the recent announcement of GlidePath’s Prospect Storage project, a 10MW/MWh standalone battery project located in the Ercot market, south-east of the state capital Austin.
GlidePath president of asset management David Braun said: “The high penetration of wind energy in North Texas offers us an excellent opportunity to pair these facilities with the latest battery storage technology.
“We look forward to managing these wind assets in a way that will hopefully strengthen reliability of supply in the local electric grid and deliver benefits for Texas power consumers.”
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