Pedernales Electric Coop, Aggreko team on Texas energy storage system

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Texas-based Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) will work with Aggreko to install and commission the utility’s first-ever battery energy storage system.

The 2.25 MW/4.5 MWh project will be situated in Johnson City, Texas. Aggreko software will manage the battery system, which will provide services into grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

The Pedernales Electric Coop’s energy storage also will provide solar load shifting from a nearby solar farm.

 “We are pleased to be selected by Pedernales Electric Cooperative for this project,” said Karim Wazni, Managing Director, Aggreko Microgrid and Storage Solutions. “We were chosen based on our active and successful participation in the ERCOT market, and because our modular and scalable battery system design, controlled by our intelligent software, was ideally suited to how PEC plans to utilize the system.”

The Johnson City battery array will be Aggreko’s sixth energy storage project in the Texas market. These systems include the 36 MW Notrees project, North America’s largest wind-integrated battery plant, and an innovative DOE-funded project with Austin Energy combining 1.75 MW / 3.2 MWh of battery storage and solar power.

PEC serves more in 300,000 customers in the Texas Hill Country west of Austin and northwest of San Antonio.

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