Talen Energy Unveils 1 Gigawatt of Battery Storage Development Projects
May 3, 2021 Email This Story Copyright 2010-21 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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Talen Energy Corporation ("Talen" or "the company") announced today that, as part of its strategic transformation to a "renewable energy and digital infrastructure growth platform," the company is developing one gigawatt of stand-alone battery storage projects across its U.S. footprint.
The battery projects, which range from 20 to approximately 300 megawatts across three states, are expected to be developed over the next three to five years utilizing Talen-owned land and legacy fossil generation and transmission infrastructure.
"Talen's battery storage projects will leverage the company's advantaged asset footprint and legacy transmission interconnection assets, including those within densely populated areas with high power demand. The battery storage installations will support grid resiliency as Talen's wholly-owned coal-fired facilities transition to run on lower carbon fuels, including natural gas and co-located renewables," the company said
Talen's first two planned battery storage development projects are 20-megawatt demonstration projects adjacent to its H.A. Wagner (Baltimore, Md.) and Camden, N.J. generation facilities. The H.A. Wagner generation facility is among the coal-fired facilities that Talen announced will cease burning coal by the end of 2025, "as part of its transformation to a sustainable, ESG-focused future." The Camden battery project is expected to serve as an added capacity resource adjacent to this natural gas generation facility. The company expects to begin construction on these demonstration projects in Q4 2021.