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Texas brings pair of 100-megawatt battery storage systems online

Energy Storage News:

Two 100MW battery energy storage system (BESS) projects in Texas have been brought online by independent power producer (IPP) Broad Reach Power, for participation in the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market. 

Both transmission-level systems are 100MW / 100MWh each, representing over US$100 million of investment. Located on greenfield sites in Texas’ Mason County and Williamson County, they have the respective project names of North Fork and Bat Cave. 

“The demand for new power generation in Texas, including wind and solar generation, is accelerating. Battery storage is a critical component in supplying affordable, clean power, while also enhancing Texas grid reliability,” Broad Reach Power CEO and managing partner Steve Vavrik said. 

“Bringing these two projects into service advances Broad Reach’s commitment to developing key energy infrastructure in Texas.”

Broad Reach Power, founded as recently as 2019, first announced the two projects in September 2020. Demonstrating the fast-moving nature of energy storage development in the ERCOT market, the pair were among the largest projects announced in Texas at the time but have since been joined by several others.

[Andy Colthorpe]

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