January 25 (Renewables Now) – German energy group E.on SE (ETR:EOAN) has commissioned two 10-MW energy storage units in the US state of Texas to provide system services for the market, it said today.
The Texas Waves batteries are tied to the company’s existing 249-MW Pyron and 197-MW Inadale wind farms there. The energy storage system enables quick reaction to fluctuations in the power grid, thereby improving security of supply for customers, E.on explained in a statement.
The company announced the start of construction work on the project in early September 2017.
In June 2017, E.on North America opened its Iron Horse energy storage and solar project, a 10-MW/2.5-MWh storage facility and an accompanying 2-MW solar array, in Arizona, which was its first energy storage project in North America. The German firm has developed, built and operates over 3,600 MW of solar and wind parks in the US.