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Windtech International May June 2024 issue

 

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Enel Green Power North America has started construction of Azure Sky wind + storage, its first large-scale hybrid project to integrate wind and battery storage at one site.
 
The 350MW wind farm paired with approximately 137MW of battery storage is located in Throckmorton County, Texas, USA. The 79 wind turbines at the Azure Sky project are expected to generate over 1,300 GWh each year, which will be delivered to the grid and will charge the battery located in the same facility. The battery storage system will be capable of storing the power generated by the wind turbines, while also providing services to enhance grid flexibility.
 
Through a 100MW virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA), Enel will sell to Kellogg Company a 360 GWh portion of the electricity delivered to the grid annually from the Azure Sky wind project, which is equal to 50% of the volume of electricity used across Kellogg’s North American manufacturing facilities.
 
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