RWE Renewables signed contracts with LG Energy Solution to provide an integrated battery energy storage system (BESS) for two of RWE’s upcoming projects with co-located solar PV facilities in the U.S. The supply contract secures more than 800 megawatt hours of battery storage capacity (deployed on over 200 megawatts of storage systems) to be installed at two of RWE’s solar projects in the U.S.
“We’re delighted to join forces with LG Energy Solution to secure equipment helping us realize two important solar plus storage projects as we continue to expand our renewable portfolio, driving down costs and making clean energy more affordable here in the U.S.,” said Silvia Ortín, CEO Wind Onshore and PV, RWE Renewables. “LG Energy Solution is an experienced partner focused on ensuring reliability, helping us keep pace in this state-of-the-art technology and allowing us to provide tailor-made solutions to our customers.”
LG Energy Solution New Grid-scale Energy Storage System (Modular type-2.8 MWh/unit) is an integrated BESS comprised of pre-assembled transportable battery enclosures. Delivery of the systems is scheduled for the second half of 2022.
These projects build on the partnership between the companies that was established in 2017 with the installation of LG’s batteries at two small projects in Texas. RWE will leverage its energy storage technical capabilities to enhance LG Energy Solution’s offering by providing detailed project design, modeling, system integration and the Energy Management System software platform to ensure a safe and reliable operation of the assets.
More on RWE: The U.S. accounts for more than one third of the RWE Group’s renewables capacity, and the RWE group is currently executing more than 1 GWh of energy storage projects globally. RWE has entered into a joint venture, New England Aqua Ventus, focused on floating offshore wind in the state of Maine. Additionally, RWE recently joined in a partnership with National Grid Ventures to explore opportunities in the U.S. offshore wind market. This includes an intention to jointly bid in the upcoming New York Bight seabed lease auction.