Germany’s E.ON to install battery system near its wind energy projects in Texas
Linus Unah – Fourth Estate Contributor
Düsseldorf, Germany (4E) – Leading German energy company E.ON Friday announced that it will expand its industrial-scale battery technology business in the U.S.
E.ON said in a news release that it will construct two batteries with a total storage volume of nearly 20 megawatts in Texas.
The Texas waves energy storage projects will be located at E.ON’s existing wind parks in Pyron and Inadale in the west of the state.
The company expects each of the two large-scale storage solutions to be provide 9.9 megawatts of energy to the grid by the end of 2017.
“E.ON aims to establish itself within the Texan energy storage market through this venture,” the company said in a statement.
“The batteries will provide system services for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas market, balance out fluctuations across the grid, and improve supply security.”
E.ON is working with Virginia-based Greensmith Energy, one of the largest providers of energy storage software and services, to develop the Texas wave projects.
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