Total continues US utility-scale solar-storage press with 2.2 GW pipeline procurement

Feb 5, 2021 02:42 PM ET
  • Global energy major Total has actually continued its flurry of utility-scale solar procurements, getting a 2.2 GW pipeline of possessions in Texas.
Total continues US utility-scale solar-storage press with 2.2 GW pipeline procurement
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The deal suggests Total is establishing virtually 4GW of renewable power ability in the US.

The pipe consists of four specific large-scale solar projects, each of which will certainly be co-located with battery energy storage systems (BESS). The BESS aspect of the project is to total 600MW of rated power result.

Total is acquiring the projects from renewable energy designer SunChase Power and private energy financier MAP RE/ES, with the total reimbursement-- an undisclosed quantity-- to be paid as in stages as the projects advancement.

Construction of the initial 2 projects is expected to start later on this year, with all 4 projects readied to come online between 2023 as well as 2024.

Total claimed it has actually likewise committed to a 1GW corporate PPA for the power generation as well as energy storage space result, planned to cover the whole of the electrical power consumption at its industrial sites throughout the United States, most notably its refining and also petrochemicals system at Port Arthur and petrochemical websites at La Porte as well as Carville.

Patrick Pouyanné, chairman as well as Chief Executive Officer at Total, said the company was benefiting from growth opportunities provided by the energy transition.

"With this latest procurement, Total is currently creating near to 4GW of eco-friendly power capability in the U.S., hence contributing to our objective to get to near 35GW of renewable generation capability by 2025," he said.

Last month Total authorized an arrangement with Hanwha Group system 174 International to establish 1.6 GW of utility-scale solar and also storage projects throughout the US, every one of which are to be completed by 2024.

Nonetheless Total's passion in downstream utility-scale solar implementation is not limited to the United States market. The oil and also gas significant has actually additionally expanded its stake in Indian designer Adani Green Energy of late-- having also observed its joint venture with EDF in the Indian market, Eden Renewables India, land considerable tenders-- while also authorizing a 3.3 GW solar growth deal with Spanish company Ignis late last year.

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