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Fleet of US coal power stations coverted to solar and batteries

November 18, 2021

The sites were aquired by a Texas company called Vista in 2018, and coal burning is being terminated for a variety of reasons including running costs and legal decision over pollution.

While ~4GW of capacity is being removed, 300MW solar is planned, backed by batteries that can deliver 150MW.

“Vistra anticipates several projects beginning to enter commercial service starting in 2023, and all projects are expected to enter commercial service by 2025,” according to Vistra.

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