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Engineering, procurement and construction firm Burns & McDonnell was selected to provide EPC services for a standalone battery storage project in Scurry County, Texas.

Texas Waves II is a 30 MW/30 MWh lithium-ion battery storage system that is expected to be online by the end of 2022. The project is being developed by RWE Renewables.

The project will consist of CATL EnerOne battery racks, populated with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery modules. Besides providing engineering services for the project, Burns & McDonnell will self-perform installation of the racks, medium-voltage power station (MVPS) and all balance of system (BOS) equipment.

The scope of work provided by the firm includes furnishing custom-designed AC auxiliary panels for battery management system and chiller power. Burns & McDonnell will also provide modifications to the existing collection substation, including installation of a new 34.5-kV vacuum breaker, interconnection details, protective relaying and metering upgrades.

The system would connect to a key local substation that collects renewable energy from the co-located existing Pyron wind farm.

Texas Waves I, which consists of two 9.9 MW short duration energy storage projects and located at the existing RWE Pyron and Inadale wind farms in West Texas, came online in 2018.

The company has more than 30 projects in operation in the U.S., totaling an installed generation capacity of more than 5,000 MW to date.

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