Enel Green Power has broken ground on its first solar-storage hybrid project in the US, setting its sights on deploying 1GW of energy storage over the next two years in the process.
The clean energy arm of Italian utility Enel has started construction on the Lily solar storage project in Kaufman County, Texas. It will combine 146MWac of solar PV generation with a 50MWac/75MWh battery storage system and is slated for energisation by next summer.
It comes amidst an “active growth strategy” that Enel Green Power is pursuing in North America, and the company has set itself the target of installing some 1GW of new utility-scale solar and wind projects each year through 2022.
In addition, the utility intends to deploy 1GW of battery storage to be co-located with new and existing renewables projects over the next two years, in what CEO Antonio Cammisecra described as a “substantial commitment” to the technology.