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Mitsubishi, Powin secure 200 MW BESS projects in Texas [free access]

August 21, 2020

Key Capture Energy (KCE)—a large-scale energy storage independent power producer (IPP)—has selected Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPS) and Powin Energy Corporation (Powin) to build three utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) projects totalling 200 MW in Texas.

 

MHPS’s scope of work under the contract includes turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC), as well as long-term service support for all direct current (DC) equipment, power conversion systems and high voltage (HV) substations; while Powin will be responsible for providing a fully integrated battery, a battery management system, and long-term service.

 

Construction on the three storage projects—KCE TX 11 (50 MW), KCE TX 12 (100 MW), and KCE TX 23 (50 MW)—will begin in the fall of 2020 and the projects are expected to be operationalised before the summer of 2021.

 

KCE has been a first mover in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) standalone storage sector and is currently the second largest operator of stand-alone battery storage projects in Texas, with three operating projects totalling 29.7 MW—all of which Powin contributed to as the battery system integrator.