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  • 14 GW of BESS initiatives in RWE’s U.S. renewables growth pipeline 
  • Globally, RWE’s battery storage capability now stands at about 700 MW, with greater than 1 GW of battery storage initiatives below development

Austin, Texas — RWE continues to ship on its Rising Inexperienced Technique, additional increasing its inexperienced vitality portfolio within the U.S. with the current completion of three new battery vitality storage methods (BESS) totaling 190 MW (361 MWh), and 770 MW (2280 MWh) BESS below development. The three new BESS — Vivid Arrow, Large Star and Mesquite 4 — deliver RWE’s complete U.S. battery storage capability to about 512 MW (1370 MWh). Moreover, at 14 GW, BESS contains greater than a 3rd of RWE’s 36 GW onshore wind, photo voltaic and battery storage growth pipeline within the U.S. Globally, RWE’s battery storage capability now totals about 700 MW, with greater than 1 GW of battery storage initiatives below development.

Mesquite 4. Picture courtesy of RWE.

“Battery storage is rising much more essential to allow the fast deployment of wind and photo voltaic initiatives, assist stabilize the U.S. energy grid and higher be sure that sufficient electrical provide is offered to satisfy demand,” mentioned Andrew Flanagan, CEO of RWE Clear Vitality. “As a part of our Rising Inexperienced Technique, we’re planning to extend our battery portfolio globally to six gigawatts by 2030, and these three new methods are contributing to that objective.”

Large Star. Picture courtesy of RWE.

Battery vitality storage methods provide versatile and reasonably priced electrical energy when it’s wanted most, making them a perfect associate for renewables. The three new BESS are paired with photo voltaic, permitting them to retailer extra electrical energy that’s generated and ship it again to the grid at a later time. They embrace:

  • Vivid Arrow: 100 MW (200 MWh) battery storage with 300 MWac photo voltaic PV venture in Sulphur Springs, Texas. The venture got here on-line in December, with an extra 200 MWac of photo voltaic scheduled to realize business operation in spring 2024. The BESS will take part within the ERCOT market and the photo voltaic PV electrical energy output shall be supplied to an affiliate of NRG Vitality, Inc.
  • Large Star: 80 MW (120 MWh) battery storage and 200 MWac photo voltaic PV venture in Bastrop County, Texas. Large Star is finishing testing and is scheduled to realize business operation in March 2024. The BESS will take part within the ERCOT market and the photo voltaic PV electrical energy output shall be supplied to a 3rd social gathering.
  • Mesquite 4: 10 MW (40 MWh) battery storage and 52.5 MWac photo voltaic venture in Maricopa County, Arizona, which is predicted to come back on-line later this month. The addition of Mesquite Four brings the overall working capability of the Mesquite Complicated to roughly 530 MWac. The photo voltaic PV electrical energy output and BESS companies shall be supplied to Modesto Irrigation District (MID).
Large Star. Picture courtesy of RWE.

RWE has leveraged its in-house stable technical battery vitality storage expertise and venture design, modeling and system integration capabilities to make sure the operation of secure, high-performing and dependable belongings. Moreover, the corporate markets its vitality storage belongings via its proprietary dispatch and optimization algorithms to extract most market worth from its battery and renewable asset portfolio.

Battery storage@RWE

As a driver of the vitality transition, RWE develops, builds and operates battery storage methods in Europe, Australia and the U.S. RWE is planning to broaden its battery storage enterprise to six GW worldwide by 2030.

In the beginning of 2023, RWE commissioned a battery system in Lingen and Werne with a capability of 117 MW. In March, the corporate acquired UK photo voltaic and battery builders JBM Photo voltaic with a sophisticated battery venture growth pipeline of two.three GW. RWE is planning, constructing and working modern mixed photo voltaic and storage crops in its German opencast mining websites. As well as, the corporate has gained the bid for a long-duration battery storage system (50 MW / 400 MWh) in Australia. Within the U.S., the corporate related its first utility-scale battery storage system to the California electrical grid in 2023. The 137 MWac (548 MWh) put in capability BESS — the corporate’s largest storage facility in operation to this point — is collocated with a 150 MWac photo voltaic PV array on the Fifth Commonplace complicated in Fresno County, California.

For extra info, go to americas.rwe.com.

Courtesy of RWE.

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