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August 31, 2021

Pinal Central Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage System, US

By Carmen

The Pinal Central Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage System is a 10,000kW energy storage project located in Coolidge, Arizona, US.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2017 and was commissioned in 2018.

Description

The Pinal Central Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage System was developed by NextEra Energy Resources. The project is owned by NextEra Energy Resources (100%), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Capital Holdings.

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

Contractors involved

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NextEra Energy Resources has delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

Salt River Project has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with NextEra Energy Resources for a project in Arizona that will combine a solar array with energy storage. The single-axis tracker PV farm will charge the battery for use when the sun is not shining, with Salt River Project likely to evaluate its usefulness in countering periods of peak demand and otherwise optimising the use and consumption of power from solar generation assets.

About NextEra Energy Resources

NextEra Energy Resources LLC (NEER), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Capital Holdings Inc,is a diversified clean energy company and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the US. The company, together with its subsidiaries owns, develops, constructs, manages and operates electricity generating facilities in wholesale energy markets in the US, Canada and Spain. The company generates electricity using different fuel sources such as natural gas and oil, wind, solar and nuclear. It offers electricity to utilities, retail electricity providers, power cooperatives, municipal electricity providers and industrial companies. The company also provides energy and capacity requirement services; conducts power and gas marketing and trading activities; participates in natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil production and pipeline infrastructure development; and owns a retail electricity provider. NEER 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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