Sungrow power storage methods moving into at 100-MW battery challenge in Texas


Sungrow will deliver its energy storage system to the 100 MWAC Chisholm Grid project in Fort Worth, Texas. Chisholm Grid has been under construction since August 2020 and will be one of the largest energy storage facilities in Texas when the on-site work is completed in June. The facility, which uses NMC lithium battery technology, will generate income from the sale of energy and grid stabilization services to the ERCOT wholesale power market.

The Chisholm Grid Battery Energy Storage project is owned by Astral Electricity and developed by Able Grid Infrastructure Holdings, a joint venture between Able Grid and MAP RE / ES. Able Grid will provide operational asset management services for the site after commercial operations in mid-2021.

The Sungrow ESS solution provided for this project is the latest product range. The heart of the technology are lithium-ion batteries in combination with the advanced converters and controls from Sungrow. Sungrow Services will maintain the asset under a long term service agreement, which will lower operating costs and extend the life of the asset.

“The safe operation of the project is important to us,” said Neil Bradshaw, Sungrow senior technical sales manager. “In a three-tier BMS system and surveillance controls, not only is every cell electrically protected, but every small battery module has internal thermal barriers and suppression technology. Sungrow would like to show the world that battery storage systems of this size are a safe, reliable and sustainable solution for ensuring network reliability under demanding market conditions. “

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