Oklahoma is making trials for its renewable energy potential
The Rush Springs Energy Storage Facility in Oklahoma is conducting trials for NextEra Energy’s renewable energy. The facility is hosting nine structures that will be pairing with the grid for more tests. The structures contain numerous batteries capable of running a laptop. Those batteries give NextEra’s wind farm the ability to keep generating a limited amount of energy for a short period that can be used on the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) grid, even when Oklahoma’s winds are calm.
The batteries will enable the NextEra wind farm to supply constant energy quantities to power the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) grid. Nevertheless, the facility supplies 10 MW of electricity, which is the lowest quantity entering the grid compared to 250 MW coming in from the nearby wind farm when it is fully operational. NextEra and SPP initiated this program as a pilot to the upcoming project to inform the development of more structures to meet the grid’s demands.
Additionally, the facility is bringing in new technology to store renewable energy and supply it in constant quantities even when the weather changes unfavorably. The grid operators will experience an uninterrupted supply of wind energy, thereby keeping their customers satisfied. Brian Tobin, an executive of NextEra’s energy storage technology, is happy that they can meet customers’ demands without giving weather changes as an excuse for incompetence.