The Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility – Battery Energy Storage System is a 30,000kW energy storage project located in Morrow County, Oregon, US.

The project was announced in 2019 and will be commissioned in 2021.

Description

The Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by NextEra Energy Resources . The project is owned by NextEra Energy Resources (50%), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Capital Holdings and Portland General Electric (50%).

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integaration, electric energy time shift and demand response.

Contractors involved

NextEra Energy Resources and Portland General Electric are the owners. NextEra Energy Resources is the developer.

Additional information

Portland General Electric Company (PGE) and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. plans to construct a new project, called the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility in Eastern Oregon combining 300 MW of wind generation with 50 MW of solar generation and 30 MW of battery storage. PGE will own 100 MW of the wind project. A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources will own the balance of the project and sell its output to PGE under 30-year power purchase agreements. NextEra Energy Resources’ subsidiary will build and operate the combined facility. PGE expects to invest approximately $160 million for its owned portion of the project.

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

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