Ørsted completes Permian Energy Center

The company's first utility-scale solar plus battery storage project with an installed capacity of 460MWAC reaches commercial operation, making Ørsted the first developer to operate the full spectrum of new renewable energy technologies at utility scale in the U.S.

Ørsted has completed its Permian Energy Center project, a 460 MWAC hybrid solar and battery storage facility located in Andrews County, Texas.

Permian Energy Center brings Ørsted's onshore installed capacity to 2.1 GW. The project and its 420 MWAC of solar PV and 40 MWAC of battery storage will be located on a 3,600-acre site alongside existing oil and gas installations and will supply growing West Texas demand for electricity. The project’s 1.3 million solar panels at this project will generate enough clean energy to power more than 80,000 American homes.

"Permian Energy Center is a significant milestone for Ørsted, making it the first developer to operate the full spectrum of new renewable energy technologies at utility scale in the U.S. — onshore and offshore wind, solar PV, and storage”, commented Neil O’Donovan, Chief Operations Officer of Ørsted’s Onshore business. Neil adds: “I’m very proud of the Ørsted team and our project partners, who’ve yet again done an excellent job to ensure the safe, on-time, on-budget delivery of our first utility-scale solar PV project.

Ørsted’s operational and under-construction 4 GW onshore portfolio is positively impacting multiple regions across the U.S. Permian Energy Center will benefit schools, provide jobs, and generate tax revenue for the Andrews County community. The project will provide opportunities for growth and recovery through domestic, well-paying job creation, community investment, strategic partnerships, and workforce and economic development.

About Ørsted:

The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs, and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants, and provides energy products to its customers. Ørsted ranks as the world's most sustainable energy company in Corporate Knights' 2021 index of the Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world and is recognised on the CDP Climate Change A List as a global leader on climate action. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 6,179 people. Ørsted's shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (Orsted). In 2020, the group's revenue was DKK 52.6 billion (EUR 7.1 billion). Visit orsted.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.