ACCIONA appoints Habitat Energy to manage 380MWh US battery

May 9, 2024

ACCIONA Energía has appointed battery storage optimiser Habitat Energy to manage its 190MW/380MWh Cunningham battery in the ERCOT market in Texas in the US.

Located in Hunt County, ACCIONA Energía purchased the facility from Qcells in December 2022. Habitat will begin operating the battery from June 2024 “in time for the critical summer period when high demand and variable renewable generation have driven increased price volatility in recent years,” a Habitat statement said.

Michael Kirschner, managing director USA, Habitat Energy, said: “Battery optimisation is a complex business and Habitat Energy has honed its skills in some of the world’s most advanced energy storage markets. We are incredibly proud of our performance in ERCOT and taking on Cunningham on behalf of ACCIONA Energía speaks to our results. We look forward to collaborating further as we expand our presence in the US and beyond.”

Habitat Energy is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners.