US independent power producer (IPP) Jupiter Power has turned its second 200MWh BESS online in Texas, bringing its total capacity in the state’s market to 450MWh.
Called ‘Crossett’, the 200MW/200MWh facility in Crane County has entered commercial operations and is one of the largest BESS projects in the gird market operated by ERCOT.
It comes three months after Jupiter Power turned its 100MW/200MWh Flower Valley II project online which, together with three smaller projects, brings the company’s total operational portfolio in ERCOT to 350MW of power and 450MWh of energy.
This makes it the largest developer and operator of battery BESS on the ERCOT grid by total duration. In April, it obtained a Term Loan and LC Facility from KeyBank National Association worth US$175 million to finance the portfolio which will total 650MWh by the end of summer.
The company has one more large-scale project in late-stage commissioning in ERCOT, the 100MW/200MWh Swoose II site, and another 500MWh of projects in ‘late stages of development’.