Battery storage is being added to all sorts of generation these days, including gas-fired and solar of all sizes, but a new energy facility in Oregon will be the first of its kind in the U.S to combine TWO forms of large renewables with storage.
Oregon utility Portland General Electric announced this week that together with power producer NextEra Energy it plans to construct and connect a 300MW wind park, 50MW solar farm and 30MW of battery energy storage (which will make it one of the largest battery storage projects in the US)
The Wheatridge project will be "a model for integrating renewable generation and storage in order to cost-effectively reduce emissions and balance the grid" and whilst this particular combination will not make sense for every resource, it definitely does point to the value of diversifying renewable portfolios to take advantage of differing strengths.
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This venture will allow PGE’s customers to benefit from more renewable energy over more hours of the day and create substantial economic value for the communities that host this project, many of whom stand to benefit for years to come.”