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August 31, 2021

Broken Spoke Solar Plant – Battery Energy Storage System, US

By Carmen

The Broken Spoke Solar Plant – Battery Energy Storage System is a 40,000kW energy storage project located in Mitchell County, Georgia, US.

The project was announced in 2019 and will be commissioned in 2021.

Description

The Broken Spoke Solar Plant – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by RWE. The project is owned by RWE (100%).

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integaration, electric energy time shift and demand response.

Contractors involved

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RWE is the owner. RWE is the developer.

Additional information

RWE Renewables,a subsidiary of Germany-based RWE Group, has entered into a 30-year PPA with Georgia Power for RWE’s Broken Spoke Solar project, a 195.5 MW solar facility with a 40 MW, 2-hour battery. This integrated solar plus storage facility will increase energy delivery during peak demand times and simplify integration of locally produced energy into the Georgia Power grid.

About RWE

RWE AG (RWE) is an energy utility. The company has presence across the entire energy value chain, from lignite production and electricity generation, to energy trading and operation of distribution networks, and supply of electricity, gas and energy solutions. It produces electricity using conventional, nuclear, and renewable sources. RWE trades electricity, oil, natural gas, biomass, coal, and CO2 certificates; retails electricity and gas; and sources fuel needed to produce electricity and heat, and markets the electricity generated by its plants. It also plans, builds, and operates renewable energy facilities; and manages electricity and gas distribution networks. The company serves residential, commercial, industrial, and corporate customers in European Union member countries, Benelux, Eastern Europe, and other countries in the continent. RWE is headquartered in Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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