Broad Reach Power brings two 100MW storage projects online in Texas

Broad Reach Power brings two 100MW storage projects online in Texas

Broad Reach Power brings two 100MW storage projects online in Texas 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

November 10, 2021: Broad Reach Power, an independent power producer based in Houston, Texas announced on November 2 that its first two transmission-level projects, North Fork and Bat Cave, are online and placed in service with ERCOT, Texas’s grid provider .

Each project is a 100MW-100MWh greenfield battery storage resource located in central Texas. Broad Reach now has 300MW of dispatchable storage resources in ERCOT improving the reliability of the ERCOT system.

“The demand for new power generation in Texas, including wind and solar generation, is accelerating,” said Broad Reach Power CEO Steve Vavrik. “Battery storage is a critical component in supplying affordable, clean power, while also enhancing Texas grid reliability. Bringing these two projects into service advances Broad Reach’s commitment to developing key energy infrastructure in Texas.”

Broad Reach announced last autumn that it planned to invest more than $100 million in the North Fork and Bat Cave projects.

Broad Reach Power is backed by energy investors EnCap Investments, Yorktown Partners and Mercuria Energy.

The company owns a 21 GW portfolio of utility-scale solar and energy storage power projects in the US states of Montana, California, Wyoming, Utah and Texas,