X-ELIO, a developer of renewable vitality initiatives, is constructing its first utility-scale battery vitality storage system (BESS) within the U.S.: a 60 MW challenge that can be co-located with the 72 MW Liberty 1 Photo voltaic challenge in Houston.
Liberty 1 Photo voltaic is predicted to be operational in early 2024 and can generate 137 GWh of vitality per 12 months. The vitality produced by this plant can be bought to BASF by way of an influence buy settlement.
Surplus vitality generated by Liberty 1 throughout instances of low demand can be saved in batteries in order that it may be fed into the grid at instances of higher want. As an ancillary service, the system may even assist grid voltage and frequency.
Moreover, the battery system can be designed in a approach that permits for future enlargement, rising capability to a two-hour system (120 MWh), making certain the best worth proposition below ever-changing market circumstances.
The challenge will transfer ahead with the collaboration of two long-time gamers within the vitality storage sector, Saft and Energy Electronics.
“Launching this new battery challenge is a significant milestone for X-ELIO and one other step in our technique to broaden our enterprise mannequin to synergistic adjacencies to our core photo voltaic enterprise,” says Mirko Molinari, chief business officer of X-ELIO. “That is the primary huge step of many who X-ELIO goals to soak up this course, and we’re joyful to companion with savvy technical companions like Saft who share our ambitions to change into a significant participant in utility-scale vitality storage.”