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Storage developer buys into Texas wind

Glidepath Power Solutions is buying eight wind projects with a combined capacity of 149MW near Amarillo in Texas.

The wind farms in the portfolio are mostly powered by Suzlon S64-1.25MW turbines and were brought online between 2006 and 2009
The wind farms in the portfolio are mostly powered by Suzlon S64-1.25MW turbines and were brought online between 2006 and 2009

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The portfolio of projects has been acquired from Exelon, a Fortune 100 company involved in conventional energy especially nuclear, and is divesting from some of its renewable projects.

Glidepath said it would be able to optimise the performance of the wind facilities with on-site batteries.

They are mostly powered by Suzlon S64-1.25MW turbines and were brought online between 2006 and 2009, according to Windpower Intelligence, the data arm of Windpower Monthly.

"The high penetration of wind energy in north Texas offers us an excellent opportunity to pair these facilities with the latest battery storage technology," said David Braun, president of Glidepath Asset Management.

"We look forward to managing these wind assets in a way that will hopefully strengthen reliability of supply in the local grid and deliver benefits for Texas power consumers," he said.

A portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, Glidepath has a development pipeline of more than 1GW of battery storage across the US, and operates 445MW of wind and solar projects.

The projects are in the Southwest Power Pool's (SSP) territory. These are believed to be the first batteries that will be connected to the grid in the SSP zone.

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