Enel Green Power North America has completed the 181-MW Lily solar + storage project located in Kaufman County, Texas. Lily is the company’s first project in North America that integrates a solar plant with utility-scale battery storage.
The project includes 55 MWdc of battery storage, part of Enel’s installation of around 600 MW of new storage capacity on the Texas power grid by 2022.
“This milestone signals a new era for our company as we start delivering on our major commitment to grid-scale battery storage in the United States. By pairing renewable energy with storage technology, we are supporting a cleaner and more flexible grid,” said Paolo Romanacci, head of Enel Green Power in the United States and Canada. “We are ready to answer the call of policymakers and business leaders to accelerate the energy transition in North America. As such, we are committing more investment than ever before to achieve accelerated growth targets.”
Located southeast of Dallas, the Lily solar + storage project is composed of 421,400 PV bifacial panels that are expected to generate over 367 GWh each year, which will be delivered to the grid and will charge the co-located battery. The battery storage system can dispatch electricity when solar power generation is low, while also providing the grid access to a clean supply of electricity during periods of high demand.
The Lily solar project was initiated and developed by Red River Renewable Energy, a joint venture among affiliates of Sun Chase Power and MAP Energy.
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