The Termosol 2 Concentrating Solar Power – Thermal Energy Storage System is a 50,000kW energy storage project located in Badajoz, Navalvillar de Pela, Spain.

The thermal energy storage project uses molten salt as its storage technology. The project was commissioned in 2013.

Description

The Termosol 2 Concentrating Solar Power – Thermal Energy Storage System was developed by Florida Power & Light and NextEra Energy . The project is owned by Florida Power & Light (50%), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy and NextEra Energy (50%).

The key application of the project is renewables capacity firming, renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

Florida Power & Light and NextEra Energy have delivered the project.

Additional information

Electricity generation of the plant is 180,000 MWh/yr (Estimated). The type of storage is 2-tank indirect and the description is as follows: 60% Sodium Nitrate, 40% Potassium Nitrate.

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.

About NextEra Energy

NextEra Energy Inc (NEE) is an electric power and energy infrastructure company. It generates, transmits and distributes electricity; and holds investments in gas infrastructure assets. The company produces power using nuclear, coal, oil, natural gas, wind and solar sources. NEE also purchases electricity for resale, and provides risk management services related to power and gas consumption. It serves residential, commercial, industrial, wholesale and other customers in Florida; and owns, develops, constructs, manages and operates electricity generation facilities in the US and Canada wholesale energy markets. NEE is headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, the US.

Methodology

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