ERCOT Deploys BESS in West Texas - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Storage, GHG Emissions, Utilities  -  January 5, 2024

ERCOT Deploys BESS in West Texas

ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, added a 150 MW, 300 MWh battery energy storage system (“BESS”) project in West Texas.

Spearmint Energy, a renewable energy company specializing in battery energy storage, announced the successful completion of Revolution, the BESS project.

Revolution has begun commercial operations to support a low-cost, clean, and resilient grid for homes and businesses throughout ERCOT.

It consists of 134 battery containers containing 6,432 Sungrow battery modules, as well as 45 power conversion system (PCS) units.

“We are proud to commence commercial operation at Revolution, our debut grid-scale storage project, to reliably deliver energy throughout ERCOT whenever and wherever it is needed. The project’s completion marks a major milestone for Spearmint as we cement our position as a leader in Texas’ fast-growing battery storage market,” said Andrew Waranch, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Spearmint Energy, in a statement. “We are grateful to our many partners, including Mortenson and Sungrow, for their hard work and zero-injury mentality throughout the construction and commissioning process, and look forward to supporting Texas’ growing demand for electricity – particularly in the face of climate change and rising natural gas and oil prices – for years to come.”

Spearmint broke ground on Revolution in partnership with Mortenson. The project reached mechanical completion following the delivery and installation of Sungrow’s PowerTitan Series battery energy storage system.

In October, Spearmint announced the close of a $92 million tax equity investment in Revolution provided by Greenprint Capital Management, which used an application of the Investment Tax Credit structure for a standalone battery energy storage system following the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act.

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