Orsted, developer, builder and operator of onshore and offshore renewable energy assets, has completed and begun commercial operations of its Permian Energy Center project. This is a 460-megawatts hybrid project, that combines solar photovoltaic and battery-based energy storage systems.
Firstly, the Permian Energy Center is located in a 3,600-acre site alongside existing oil and gas installations, in Andrews County, Texas. The site will provide with electricity to the West Texas region and it increasing demand for electricity.
Secondly, the project included 420MWac of solar photovoltaic generation capacity, with 40MW ac of battery storage. It brings Orsted’s onshore operating capacity to 2,1 gigawatts.
Thirdly, the Permian Energy Center is a massive solar installation of more than a million solar panels; its total capacity will be enough to power more than 80,000 American households.
Moreover, Orsted after hitting this milestone has become the first developer to operate the full spectrum of new renewable technologies at utility scale in the US.
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Orsted hits a milestone as developer in the U.S.
In fact, the company ranks as the world’s most sustainable energy company in Corporate Knights’ 2021 index; it is also recognized on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action.
Furthermore, Neil O’Donovan, COO of the company, said about the matter. “Permian Energy Center is a significant milestone for Orsted; making it the first developer to own the full spectrum of new renewable energy technologies at utility scale in the US; both onshore and offshore wind, solar PV, and storage.”
He also commented. “I’m very proud of our team and our project partners; who’ve yet again done an excellent job to ensure the safe, on-time, on-budget delivery of our first utility-scale solar PV project.”
Finally, the corporation develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms; also, solar farms, energy storage facilities; as well as bioenergy plants. It also provides energy products to its customers.