Mitsubishi andPowin to build 200 MW BESS projects in Texas

Key Capture Energy (KCE), a large-scale energy storage independent power producer (IPP)has selected Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (MHPS) and Powin Energy Corporation (Powin) to build three utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) projects totalling 200 MW in Texas.

MHPS’s scope of work under the contract includes turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC), as well as long-term service support for all direct current (DC) equipment, power conversion systems and high voltage (HV) substations; while Powin will be responsible for providing a fully integrated battery, a battery management system, and long-term service. Construction on the three storage projects— KCE TX 11 (50 MW), KCE TX 12 (100 MW), and KCE TX 23 (50 MW) will begin in 2020 and expected to be operationalised by 2021.