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August 30, 2021

FPL Manatee Energy Storage Center – Battery Energy Storage System, US

By Carmen

The FPL Manatee Energy Storage Center – Battery Energy Storage System is a 409,000kW energy storage project located in Florida, US. The rated storage capacity of the project is 900,000kWh.

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

Description

The FPL Manatee Energy Storage Center – Battery Energy Storage System is being 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 renewable energy integaration, electric energy time shift and demand response.

Contractors involved

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Florida Power & Light is the owner. Florida Power & Light is the developer.

Additional information

The FPL Manatee Energy Storage Center is part of an innovative modernization plan to accelerate the retirement of two, 1970s-era natural gas generating units at FPL’s neighboring power plant, and replace them with clean and renewable energy.

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

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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