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X-ELIO to build first utility-scale battery in US

March 1, 2023

Renewable energy developer X-ELIO is to build its first utility-scale battery energy storage system project in the US, which will have a total capacity of 60MW.

The project will be co-located with Liberty 1 Solar, the 72 MW photovoltaic solar plant that the company is building near Houston.

Liberty 1 Solar is expected to be operational in early 2024 and will generate 137 GWh of clean energy per year, avoiding the emission of 52.4 tons of CO2, while contributing more than $130 million in capital investment in the state and creating up to 125 construction jobs, according to X-ELIO.

The energy produced by this plant will be sold to BASF through a power purchase agreement.