Enel Green Power | July 21, 2022
Enel Green Power announced the completion of its first large-scale hybrid wind project, Azure Sky Wind + Storage, as well as the addition of battery storage facilities at the operating Roadrunner and High Lonesome renewable project sites, helping ensure energy availability for Texans amid high demand periods
"We're committed to connecting Texans with clean and cost-effective electricity through our renewable projects. The Azure Sky wind + storage project and storage additions at Roadrunner and High Lonesome help to add measurable value in the form of storage capacity and reliability to support the state's electricity system, Enel Green Power's projects provide more generation, more resource diversity, and more dispatchable storage – three key elements of Texas's goal to reform its power grid."
-Paolo Romanacci, head of Enel Green Power in the US and Canada.
Located in Throckmorton County, Azure Sky wind + storage is Enel Green Power's first large-scale hybrid wind project globally. Features include a 350 MW wind facility, expected to generate around 1.3 TWh of renewable energy yearly, paired with a 137 MW/205 MWh battery storage facility. To support companies with distributed energy needs to collaboratively purchase renewable energy, Enel Green Power signed an aggregated power purchase agreement (PPA) with corporate partners Akamai, MilliporeSigma, Synopsys and Uber. Kellogg Company, HP Hood and lululemon also signed PPAs to purchase clean energy output.
Enel has installed grid-connected battery systems at the sites of the Roadrunner solar and High Lonesome wind projects. Each battery system will add 57 MW/86 MWh of storage capacity to the grid, supporting grid reliability in a state often experiencing high demand from elevated temperatures and extreme weather. The systems will also help balance intermittent generation profiles in the renewables-saturated western region of ERCOT. With a total of 170 MWh of battery storage capacity between the two projects, Enel can dispatch flexible capacity, providing services to support resiliency amid shifting grid conditions in ERCOT. By early 2023, Enel will operate a portfolio of 12 battery energy storage systems able to store over 1,290 MWh in Texas.
The completion of Azure Sky wind + storage, coupled with the addition of new battery capacity at existing project sites, supports Enel Green Power's ongoing commitment to investing in storage solutions in Texas and beyond. In the US and Canada, the company is pursuing an aggressive growth strategy with plans to add 6.5GW of new renewable generation and 2,600 MWh of storage capacity to the grid in this region by the end of 2024.
About Enel Green Power
Enel Green Power North America is a leading developer, long-term owner, and operator of renewable energy plants in North America, with a presence in 14 US states and one Canadian province. The company's portfolio includes 64 plants totaling over 8 GW of installed capacity powered by renewable wind, geothermal and solar energy. Enel's portfolio also includes 12 utility-scale battery energy storage systems totaling 1,290 MWh of capacity under construction or in operation.
Growatt | June 02, 2022
Growatt recently announced the launch of its new website, www.growattportable.com, which went live on June 1st, 2020. Through this new website will they promote their new portable power station portfolio. It was unveiled at the beginning of April this year.
Lisa Zhang, global marketing director at Growatt, shared, "Growatt is committed to encouraging a smart energy life with sustainable green power. In the past, our solution was limited to providing energy on site, but we have developed a new portable power station line in the hope that green energy can be brought outdoors to offer all-scenario green energy solutions.The recently released Growatt Infinity 1500 has a 1554Wh capacity and a 2000W output and can cover 95% of outdoor and indoor appliances. It supports high-speed solar and AC wall charging and can be charged to 80% in just one hour, making it the perfect companion for outdoor activities and a reliable friend for home backup.”
Zhang further added, "By launching a new site, we can interact directly with our users and better communicate with the market. We believe this will facilitate us to continuously optimize our products and services. The launch of the new website echoes our promise to always set user experience as a top priority.”
The new website comes with a fresh visual that aligns with the expansion strategy of the company. In the future, Growatt plans to launch more products that will complete the entire portable power ecosystem. This will provide users the freedom with to use clean energy anytime, anywhere.
CenterPoint Energy | May 11, 2022
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) has announced that its Indiana-based electric utility business, CenterPoint Energy Indiana South, is opening a new all-source request for proposals (RFP) to seek a combination of resources including renewables (wind, solar and battery storage), thermal and demand-side resources, and short-term capacity to meet the future needs of its 150,000 electric customers in southwestern Indiana.
"As we continue our electric generation resource transition, we are looking for additional resources that can contribute to our diversified portfolio to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective electric service to our customers,"
- Steve Greenley, Senior Vice President, Generation Development.
The RFP will assist in identifying additional generation technologies that can provide fully accredited capacity no later than March 1, 2027. Later this year, CenterPoint Energy Indiana South will begin its 2022 Integrated Resource Plan, an analysis conducted every three years used to determine the best mix of generation and demand side resources to meet customers' needs over the next 20 years.
Generation technologies being sought include:
Renewables, both wind and solar along with battery storage in paired and standalone applications;
Thermal, including coal and natural gas-fired generation, hydrogen, nuclear and other resources;
Demand side and load-modifying resources, whether standalone or aggregated, capable of providing accredited capacity; and
Short-term capacity, especially in years 2023-2025.
Eligible transaction structures include power purchase agreements, asset purchases including projects in development, demand side contracts and capacity only contracts.
About CenterPoint Energy
As the only investor-owned electric and gas utility based in Texas, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) is an energy delivery company with electric transmission and distribution, power generation and natural gas distribution operations that serve more than 7 million metered customers in Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio and Texas. As of March 31, 2022, the company owned approximately $35 billion in assets. With approximately 8,900 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years.