- Published: 03 March 2017 03 March 2017
E.ON has announced that it will construct two batteries with a total storage volume of nearly 20MW in Texas, USA. The Texas Waves energy storage projects will be located at E.ON's existing wind parks in Pyron and Inadale in the west of the state. By the end of 2017, each of the two large-scale storage solutions should be providing 9.9MW of energy to the grid.
The batteries will provide system services for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market, balance out fluctuations across the grid, and improve supply security. The lithium-ion battery systems connected to the grid will be an integral component of the E.ON wind parks near Roscoe and will be charged by the wind turbines there. For the Texas Wave projects, E.ON is collaborating with Greensmith Energy, a provider of energy storage software and services. E.ON is invested in this company since 2015.