GlidePath has started operating Byrd Ranch, a 50MW battery energy storage system in Texas, US, which will be optimised by Habitat Energy.
Byrd Ranch is a one-hour system and will provide grid support to the state’s grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). The main frequency response services in ERCOT are regulation reserve service (RRS) and a sub-set within that group called fast frequency response (RRS-FFR).
The system is located near the Sweeny Substation in Brazoria County. It consists of 20 inverters totalling 3.62MVA each according to an interconnection agreement from two years ago.