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Enel breaks ground on large wind-plus-storage project in Texas

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Enel Green Power North America has started construction of the Azure Sky wind plus storage project in Texas that, once operational, will supply Kellogg Company with electricity through a 100MW virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA).

The project will comprise a 350MW wind farm coupled with 137MW of battery storage in Throckmorton County.

Azure Sky will comprise 79 turbines and generate over 1300 gigawatt-hours of electricity each year. It will be Enel’s third hybrid project in the US that integrates a renewable energy plant with utility-scale battery storage.

Under the terms of the VPPA, Kellogg will purchase approximately 360GWh of electricity a year from Enel. This will contribute to Kellogg’s efforts to achieve over 50% renewable energy and reach 50% of its global ‘Better Days’ goal to reduce its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 65%, Enel said,

Enel Green Power chief executive Salvatore Bernabei said: “As our first large-scale project to pair wind and storage, and our largest hybrid plant globally, Azure Sky demonstrates Enel’s continued commitment to leading the energy transition towards a 100% renewable powered electric grid.

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