Batteries, Renewables, Wind

NRG, Toshiba Deliver 2-MW Energy Storage System in Texas

By Editors of Power Engineering

Toshiba and NRG Energy have deployed a 2-MW battery storage system for the ERCOT grid.

The Elbow Creek Energy Storage project, which uses the latest SCiBTM lithium-ion battery design, was installed near NRG’s and NRG Yield’s Elbow Creek Wind Farm in Howard County, Texas.

Elbow Creek is expected to demonstrate the environmentally-beneficial impact and commercial viability of combining energy storage with the growing hub of renewable generation in West Texas. It is also expected to correct short-term grid imbalances with high-speed frequency regulation services, and move blocks of generation from the hours when wind generation is high to the hours when load support is most needed.

“Toshiba has a legacy of innovation in power transmission and distribution dating back more than 100 years – the Toshiba Battery Energy Storage System is our latest contribution to improving energy efficiency,” said Kyle Kem, President of the Social Infrastructure Systems Group at Toshiba International Corporation. “Now that this installation is online, we look forward to further streamlining the assembly process at our Houston-based manufacturing headquarters.”