Enel North America & BXP sign Texas solar-storage PPA

September 22, 2023

Enel North America has signed a power purchase agreement with publicly traded US workplace owner and developer BXP for a 21-megawatt (MW) portion of the Estonian solar-storage project under construction in Delta County, Texas.

Construction is underway on the project, which is expected to come online in late 2024. The 202 MW solar facility will be paired with a 104 MW battery energy storage system. The solar project is expected to generate around 499 GWh of clean electricity each year, equivalent to the needs of more than 46,000 US households. Over its lifetime, the hybrid project is expected to generate over $23 million in new local tax revenue for schools and public services.

Paolo Romanacci, head of Enel North America’s renewable energy business, Enel Green Power North America, said: “Enel offers companies a variety of tools to manage energy efficiently and lower their carbon footprint—from clean power contracts to load-side solutions like demand response. Enel is thrilled to grow our relationship with BXP, further enabling their sustainability progress while also supporting new, clean power in ERCOT—a grid that is increasingly reliant on solar power and battery storage.”

Doug Linde, BXP president, added: “Efforts to advance meaningful decarbonisation at BXP have been centred on energy efficiency, electrification, and renewable energy procurement. By contracting for renewable power that is additional, we are making a positive impact by supporting the growth of renewable energy generation and broader transition to a clean energy future.”