Having already secured contracts for US offshore wind earlier this year, and following the purchase of Lincoln Clean Energy, Danish flagship company Ørsted’s Permian Energy Center will open in 2021. The project will make Ørsted the first developer to operate a US portfolio with the full complement of renewable energy: Onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, and storage.
The 3,600-acre center will consist of 420MWac of solar PV and 40MWac of battery storage.
Declan Flanagan, CEO of Lincoln Clean Energy, Ørsted’s US onshore developer, commented:
“We’re delighted to be adding this substantial solar plus storage capability to our portfolio. The Permian Energy Center is a landmark project that demonstrates Ørsted’s ability to deliver clean and competitive energy solutions to the dynamic US energy market.”
The solar modules for the Permian Energy Center will be supplied by Jinko Solar and JA Solar, the number one and two global suppliers, in 2018.
Permian Energy Centre – statistics
|Project Area||3560 acres|
|Daily solar output capacity||420MWac|
|Battery storage capacity||40MWac, 1 hour|
|Construction jobs created||300|
Source & image credit – Ørsted