Log in or Register for enhanced features | Forgotten Password?
White Papers | Suppliers | Events | Report Store | Companies | Dining Club | Videos
Energy Management
Energy Storage
Return to: CTBR Home | Energy Management | Energy Storage

Greensmith Energy starts operations at Texas Waves Energy Storage project

Published 07 February 2018

Wärtsilä's Greensmith Energy has completed two 9.9MW grid-scale energy storage systems in partnership with E.ON Climate & Renewables in the US state of Texas.

The system already responded to the recent cold snap in Texas, delivering short term energy to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

The two 9.9MW, short-duration Texas Waves storage facilities are fed by E.ON’s 249MW Pyron and the 197MW Inadale wind farms, both near Roscoe, Texas. The advanced energy storage systems are programmed for multiple applications including rapid response to shifts in demand, power quality and overall grid reliability.

Greensmith Energy provided the design, integration and commissioning of the turn-key energy storage systems, leveraging the company’s industry-leading GEMS software platform that provides real-time monitoring, integrated control and system optimization and safety throughout system life.

E.ON Climate & Renewables Energy Storage North America vice president Mark Frigo said: “The Texas Waves project demonstrates our commitment to delivering clean energy in Texas as the battery energy storage systems will be charged from our wind farm facilities near Roscoe, Texas.

“Our partnership with Greensmith ensured we delivered another successful project in record time.”

Greensmith CEO John Jung said: “We are thrilled how well these Texas Waves systems performed during the recent weather spells and the growing number of system deployments we've made in ERCOT.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with E.ON Climate & Renewables to provide ancillary services to ERCOT and support the shared vision to transform and improve the electricity grid.”

The Texas Waves projects represent a total of three successful energy storage systems installed by E.ON and Greensmith Energy including Iron Horse in Arizona, a solar hybrid energy storage system for Tucson Electric Power. 

Source: Company Press Release