Enel targets United States multi-gigawatt solar, storage build-out as maiden crossbreed breaks ground

Jul 22, 2020 05:36 PM ET
  • Enel Green Power has begun on its first solar-storage hybrid project in the United States, setting its sights on deploying 1GW of energy storage over the following 2 years at the same time.
Enel targets United States multi-gigawatt solar, storage build-out as maiden crossbreed breaks ground
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The clean energy arm of Italian utility Enel has actually started building on the Lily solar storage space project in Kaufman County, Texas. It will certainly integrate 146MWac of solar PV generation with a 50MWac/75MWh battery storage space system as well as is slated for energisation by next summertime.

It comes among an "active growth technique" that Enel Green Power is seeking in North America, and also the business has actually set itself the target of installing some 1GW of brand-new utility-scale solar as well as wind projects each year with 2022.

In addition, the utility plans to release 1GW of battery storage space to be co-located with brand-new and existing renewables projects over the next 2 years, in what CEO Antonio Cammisecra referred to as a "substantial commitment" to the technology.

"This substantial commitment to deploy battery storage capability highlights Enel's leadership in constructing cutting-edge hybrid projects that will certainly drive the ongoing decarbonisation of the power market in the United States and also around the world," he claimed.

The business even more added it thought about the enhancement of storage as a possibility to "further monetise" production of renewables, hinting towards utilizing the batteries for grid services along with load moving.

Enel has spearheaded in renewables because November of last year, when it verified a multi-billion-euro eco-friendly energy push as part of a broader revamp of its power approach. It currently means to obtain 60% of its power from renewables by 2022, stimulating a flurry of handle multiple continents.

Considering that late November 2019, the business has advanced on substantial quantities of solar in markets such as Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Spain, while additionally touching Norwegian investment fund Norfund to target the Indian solar market.

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