Energy developer Jupiter Power turns on 100-megawatt Texas battery
Energy storage developer Jupiter Power has turned a 200MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) in Texas online and expects to have over 650MWh operational before ERCOT’s summer peak season.
Flower Valley II, located in Reeves County, has started commercial operations, the company said yesterday (30 March 2022). The 100MW/200MWh BESS is Jupiter’s first transmission-connected project and amongst the largest operating commercially in Texas, it added.
It will provide power to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) grid through energy capacity and grid-firming ancillary services. The main ancillary service that energy storage participates in on the Texas grid is the regulation reserve service (RRS), and within that fast frequency response (FFR), which together account for the bulk of revenues for energy storage assets.
“We are thrilled to announce the commencement of commercial operations at our largest battery to date,” said Andy Bowman, chief executive officer, Jupiter Power…