August 16 (Renewables Now) - Energy Vault Holdings Inc (NYSE:NRGV), a developer of gravity-based energy storage technology, has secured contracts to install 110 MW/220 MWh of battery storage systems in Texas and California on behalf of Jupiter Power.
Energy storage infrastructure platform Jupiter Power has awarded Energy Vault two deals that will see the latter supply equipment, perform engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and balance of plant services. Energy Vault will also deliver energy management software for the two projects, it said on Monday.
The value of the contracts was kept under wraps.
In Texas, Energy Vault will install a 100-MW/200-MWh battery storage facility near Fort Stockton to provide energy and ancillary services to ERCOT. An energy storage system of 10 MW/20 MWh, meanwhile, will be supplied for Jupiter’s project in Carpinteria, California, which aims to provide grid services through participation in the CAISO Resource Adequacy programme and help improve Southern California’s energy resiliency.
Both batteries are expected to be switched on in 2023.
The project in California will be Jupiter’s first one in the state. Currently, the Austin, Texas-based firm 654 MWh of battery energy storage capacity in operation or commissioning in its home state, as well as over 11 GW of projects under development in other markets.