Texas Panhandle wind farms get new owner

Eight wind energy projects located north of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle have a new owner. Chicago-based GlidePath Power Solutions, one of America’s leading independent energy storage developers, announced its acquisition of a 149 MW portfolio of wind farms in North Texas.

This latest acquisition brings GlidePath’s operating portfolio to more than 445 MW, in addition to its development pipeline of more than 1 GW of battery storage projects across the United States. GlidePath is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, a specialist investor in low-carbon and renewable energy infrastructure.

The wind portfolio, acquired from Exelon Generation, is comprised of eight distributed wind energy projects located north of Amarillo that serve the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) market. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

GlidePath’s operations team will optimize the performance of the wind farms while the company explores opportunities to develop on-site battery storage systems, which it is believed would be the first battery storage projects in SPP territory.

“The high penetration of wind energy in North Texas offers us an excellent opportunity to pair these facilities with the latest battery storage technology,” said David Braun, President of GlidePath Asset Management. “We look forward to managing these wind assets in a way that will hopefully strengthen reliability of supply in the local electric grid and deliver benefits for Texas power consumers.”

This acquisition follows GlidePath’s recent announcement of the Prospect Storage project, a 10 MW/MWh standalone battery project located in the ERCOT market about 50 miles south of Houston. Prospect Storage is currently in advanced construction.

GlidePath’s development pipeline of more than 1 GW of battery storage projects includes multiple new facilities at various stages of permitting approval and pre-construction planning in New York, Texas and throughout the PJM grid operator’s service territory.

About GlidePath

GlidePath Power Solutions is a leading developer of distributed power solutions spanning multiple technologies and U.S. power markets. Led by a team of power industry veterans, GlidePath has successfully developed multiple battery storage projects in the U.S. and is actively progressing a multi-technology project development portfolio exceeding 1,000 MW of planned distributed power capacity. Chicago-based GlidePath is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, a specialist investor in low-carbon and renewable energy infrastructure. For more information, visit www.glidepath.net.

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