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August 28, 2021

Gonzales Microgrid Project, US

By Carmen

The Gonzales Microgrid Project is a smart grid project being developed in Gonzales Agricultural Industrial Business Park, Texas, US. It is a distributed generation microgrid renewable integration project.

The installation of the project began in 2021 and is expected to be completed in 2022.

Description

The Gonzales Microgrid Project is currently in the planning stage and will use smart grid technology. The project has a rated capacity of 35MW.

The $70m smart grid project is owned by Concentric Power and is being installed by Concentric Power.

The Gonzales Microgrid Project has the following equipment associated with it:

– 10 MW Thermal Power Supply
– 10MW / 27.5MWh Energy Battery Storage System
– 14.5 MW Solar Power Supply

Gonzales Microgrid Project development status

The development of Gonzales Microgrid Project was started in 2021. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2022.

Contractors involved

Concentric Power has partnered with Concentric Power to construct and complete the Gonzales Microgrid Project.

Additional information

– Concentric Power Inc., and Gonzales Electric Authority (GEA) have executed an Energy Services Agreement (ESA) to deliver wholesale electric power via a community-scale microgrid in and around the Gonzales Agricultural Industrial Business Park. – The microgrid will initially have 35MW of capacity to provide locally generated, resilient and sustainable power to the Agricultural Industrial Park. – The microgrid will also include a privately owned substation that will allow energy and capacity services to be sold into the California electricity grid. – Concentric Power will develop, design, build, operate and maintain the microgrid assets, including both generation and distribution.

About Concentric Power

Concentric Power Inc (Concentric Power) is a vertically integrated intelligent microgrid developer with a proven track record in industrial, agricultural, and community applications. The company solves modern grid problems through procurement, engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance services. Concentric Power is headquartered in Campbell, California, the US.

Methodology

All publicly-announced smart grid projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is 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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