USA: Energy Storage Glidepath Builds Large-Scale Battery Storage Facility in Texas

Editor: Alexander Stark

The energy storage developer Glidepath has begun construction on the Prospect Storage facility. Located roughly 50 miles south of Houston, Prospect Storage is a utility-scale, distribution-connected standalone battery storage project. The 10 MW/10 MWh facility will serve the Ercot (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) market for energy and ancillary services.

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Glidepath's expertiences in the PJM market include the Marengo project in Illinois, shown here.
Glidepath's expertiences in the PJM market include the Marengo project in Illinois, shown here.
(Source: Glidepath)

West Columbia/USA — The Prospect Storage project is the latest step in the expansion of Glidepath, a company that has developed more than 100 MW of operating energy storage facilities and has built a greenfield storage development pipeline of more than 1 GW across the United States. The company owns an operating portfolio of more than 400 MW of wind, solar and storage projects in the US and is nearing construction of additional battery storage projects in New York, Texas and throughout the PJM grid operator’s service territory.

The company has direct experience in all project phases, from market strategy, siting and procurement through construction management and operations. Their team directly managed the full scope of this project and is on schedule to bring Prospect Storage from greenfield development to commercial operation in less than 9 months.

The energy storage developer broke ground in June and expects to begin operations in August of 2019. The project is to improve electric reliability for Texas consumers this summer, when Ercot predicts record demand for electricity and historically low generation reserves.

Prospect Storage will use a modular system from Powin Energy consisting of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries. Glidepath directly procured major components for the project and is working with a BOP contractor to complete construction and installation.

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