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Energy - MAY 4, 2021

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Talen Energy Corp. to develop battery storage projects

by Kali Persall

Talen Energy Corp. is developing 1 gigawatt of stand-alone battery storage projects in the United States.

The battery projects, which range from 20 to 300 megawatts across three states, are expected to be developed over the next three to five years.

Talen already has its first two planned battery storage development projects planned in Maryland and New Jersey. The 20-megawatt demonstration projects are located adjacent to the company’s H.A. Wagner and Camden generation facilities, respectively. Construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021.

“Talen’s battery storage development projects will play a key role in advancing our country’s clean energy transition,” said Alex Hernandez, president of Talen Energy. “The batteries of the 1960s, also known as fossil power plants, will ultimately be converted to the batteries of tomorrow, which we believe will include battery packs utilizing various technologies.”

He added, “These bat

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