E.ON’s Texas Waves energy storage projects, co-located at the existing E.ON Pyron and Inadale wind farms in West Texas, have begun operations.
Texas Waves consists of two 9.9 MW, short-duration energy storage projects using lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology. According to E.ON, the projects are an integral part of the wind farms, which are located near Roscoe, Texas.
Texas Waves, designed to provide ancillary services to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market, can respond to shifts in power demand more quickly – improving system reliability and efficiency, says E.ON.
“We’re excited to be able to provide fast-responding, dispatchable generation to help meet the energy demands of one of the fastest-growing populations and economies in the country,” comments Mark Frigo, vice president and head of energy storage for North America at E.ON.
These projects are the second and third grid-connected Li-ion battery systems installed by E.ON in North America. E.ON’s first grid-connected Li-ion battery system project, Iron Horse, contains a 10 MW energy storage facility with an adjacent 2.4 MW solar array. Located southeast of Tucson, Ariz., it came online in 2017.
Photo: E.ON’s Iron Horse facility in Arizona