May 10 (Renewables Now) - German utility E.on SE (ETR:EOAN) has opened a renewables operation centre in the US state of Texas through which it will manage about 6.5 GW of capacity in North America, it announced on Wednesday.
At present, E.on operates more than 3.6 GW of wind, solar and battery storage capacity across the US. However, the new North American Renewables Operation Center in Austin will also be used to manage a further 2.9 GW for third-party customers, it said in a statement.
The new facility offers scheduling and dispatching of power, remote management of power and voltage in accordance with NERC standards, and offtake arrangements under various contracts.
Over the last 10 years, the company has invested over USD 7 billion (EUR 5.9bn) across North America and now manages 46 separate resources after starting with a single west Texas wind farm, commented Silvia Ortin, chief operating officer, North America and E.ON Climate & Renewables Board Member.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.843)