The Upton 2 Solar Power Plant – Battery Energy Storage System is a 10,000kW energy storage project located in Texas, US.

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


The Upton 2 Solar Power Plant – Battery Energy Storage System is owned by Vistra (100%).

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

Contractors involved

Vistra has delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for Upton 2 battery energy storage system project. The New Technology Implementation Grant program is a part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan.


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