The FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center – Battery Energy Storage System is a 10,000kW energy storage project located in Babcock Ranch, Florida, US.

The project was announced in 2018 and was commissioned in 2018.

Description

The FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center – Battery Energy Storage System was developed by Florida Power & Light . The project is owned by Florida Power & Light (100%), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy .

The key applications of the project are renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

Florida Power & Light has delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The batteries are capable of storing power generated by the FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center during the day when the sun is shining. The stored solar power then can be dispatched to the grid to supplement dips in the plant’s operation—such as when clouds roll in and temporarily reduce the sunlight reaching the plant’s panels. The stored power can also be dispatched during periods of peak customer electricity demand, such as summer afternoons and evening hours when the sun is going down but air conditioning needs remain high.

About Florida Power & Light

Florida Power & Light Co (FPL), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc, is an electric utility company, which generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity and also carries out the purchase and sale of wholesale energy commodities. It produces electricity from oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear and solar sources and also purchases power from non-utility generators and other utilities through long-term power purchase agreements. It supplies electricity to residential, commercial, industrial and wholesale customers. The company has franchise agreements to supply electricity to various municipalities and counties in Florida. It supplies electricity to major parts of the east and lower west coast regions of Florida. FPL is headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, the US.

Methodology

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