By The Star Staff
Genera PR, a subsidiary of New Fortress Energy, has opened a call to procure a large-scale battery energy storage system.
The firm Wood McKenzie is managing the tender, which opened on Jan. 5.
Genera PR wants to buy about 1,722 megawatt-hours (MWh) in storage capacity distributed across nine power plants -- Vega Baja, Jobos, Daguao, Cambalache, San Juan, Palo Seco, Costa Sur, Aguirre and Yabucoa -- according to information provided by the private operator of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s legacy power plants.
Battery capacity must meet or exceed the respective capacity in the guaranteed degradation curve for 20 years and the minimum capacity of 430 MW for four hours (1,720 MWh) through the 20 year-mark.
The contractor must also provide a minimum 20-year warranty for all transformers, breakers, switchgear, battery management systems, batteries, power conversion systems and controllers.
Proponents have until Feb. 2 to submit notices of intent to participate in the tender.
The prequalified proponents will be selected on Feb. 9.