Air energy storage project being built in Texas

Apex Compressed Air Energy Storage LLC picked Dresser-Rand (NYSE: DRC) to supply equipment for a 317 MW compressed air energy storage facility to be built near Tennessee Colony, Texas. The power will be used in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market, according to Electric Light & Power/POWERGRID International.

The Apex Bethel Energy Center would be the company's first compressed air energy storage facility since the Power South facility in McIntosh Ala., which was built in 1991. Dresser-Rand's portion of the contract is valued at about $200 million.

Dresser-Rand will use its SMARTCAES technology, which provides two different services — high-pressure air compression and electric power generation derived from expanding the compressed air. Industry sources estimate that there are more than 40 such projects being contemplated over the next 5 to 10 years, according to the company.

Dresser-Rand will manufacture the compression and expansion trains for the Bethel Energy Center at its facilities in Olean and Wellsville, N.Y.  The project scope also includes transportation of the equipment to the Texas site, testing, placement in operation and training.

Read more on-site power news

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...