Enel starts work on 1.5 GW of fresh renewables plus storage in US
The Roadrunner solar farm in Texas. Source: Enel Green Power North America
The US renewables subsidiary of Italian utility Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) announced today that the company has commenced construction work on more than 1.5 GW of solar and wind capacity, as well as on 319 MW of battery energy storage projects.
Enel Green Power North America has initiated work on three new projects in Texas, one in Illinois and one in Oklahoma. Two retrofits in Texas are also planned.
The table below provides more information.
Start of commercial operation
639.6 MW in DC
59 MW in DC
Falls County, Texas
270 MW in DC
59 MW in DC
Grimes County, Texas
87 MW in DC
Callahan and Eastland, Texas
DeWitt County, Illinois
Garvin and Carter, Oklahoma
The retrofit projects involve the addition of a battery storage component to an existing wind or solar plant. They will enter the construction phase this summer.
The company noted that, upon completion, the five new plants will produce more than 4.1 TWh of electricity per year and, over their lifetime, generate some USD 450 million (EUR 375m) in tax revenue for local communities and new income for project landowners.
In all, Enel Green Power North America is currently building more than 2.3 GW of renewable energy plants and expects to have 606 MW of battery projects under construction by mid-year.