28 Jan '13, 12am

Duke Energy Renewables Completes Texas Battery Storage Project. - Green Energy News

Duke Energy Renewables Completes Texas Battery Storage Project. Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy's Commercial Businesses, announced the completion of its 36-megawatt (MW) energy storage and power management system at its Notrees Windpower Project in west Texas. The system completed testing and became fully operational in December, 2012. "Battery storage is an important innovation to address the variability of wind and solar energy generation," said Duke Energy Renewables President Greg Wolf . "Developing an expertise in this advanced technology will enable us to expand the use of renewable energy, better integrate it into the power grid and become even more efficient at serving our customers." In late 2009, Duke Energy announced plans to match a $22 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to install large-scale batteries capable of storing electri...

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