1. El Paso Electric Taps 100MW of Storage to Supply West Texas Summer Peaks

    El Paso Electric Taps 100MW of Storage to Supply West Texas Summer Peaks

    El Paso Electric wants to build new natural-gas generation to meet its summer peaks, but it also selected solar and, unusually for Texas, energy storage resources. The portfolio's heavy battery component breaks new ground for Texas, a massive energy market where energy storage has had an exceedingly difficult time breaking in, as previously reported by GTM. A few battery projects have moved forward as research efforts, and some have succeeded with creative business models, but never before on the scale of 100 megawatts.

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