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August 28, 2021

Tucson Electric Power-NextEra – BESS, US

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The Tucson Electric Power-NextEra – BESS is a 10,000kW energy storage project located in Tucson, Arizona, US.

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The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2015 and was commissioned in 2017.

Description

The Tucson Electric Power-NextEra – BESS was developed by NextEra Energy Resources. The project is owned by Tucson Electric Power (100%), a subsidiary of Fortis.

The key applications of the project are demand response, electric bill management, electric bill management with renewable, ramping, renewable capacity firming, resiliency and transmission upgrades due to solar.

Contractors involved

NextEra Energy Resources and Tucson Electric Power have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has entered into long-term agreements with E.ON Climate & Renewables and NextEra Energy Resources for the construction of two 10 MW energy storage systems. The systems will help maintain the required balance between energy demand and supply while satisfying other energy management requirements.The systems also can help prevent power outages during periods of high energy demand by supporting stable voltage on TEP’s energy delivery system. In the event of an outage, the systems could provide about 5 MW of power for up to an hour. Use of these energy storage systems will help TEP avoid using more expensive generating resources for system disturbances. They also will allow the company to defer costly investments in other system infrastructure.

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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