Skeleton Creek Energy Center

2020, the project’s wind energy portion was completed and is operational, with a capability of generating up to 225 megawatts

solar and storage that could generate up to 250 megawatts of local solar energy to pair with a 252-megawatt, four-hour battery storage system

solar and battery storage portion of the project will bring an estimated $65 million in additional tax revenue

likely will break ground this year and open the facility in 2025


From prior reporting,

The Skeleton Creek combined project is expected to generate about 1.8 million megawatt hours of electricity annually – suggested a mixed AC capacity factor of 41%.

That’s at 500 MWac – but if we’re looking at all three projects outputting from the same general area, it turns into a potential 82% capacity factor.

The U.S. Department of Energy defines the Skeleton Creek Energy Center in its 860M form as a multi-powered 250 MWac wind facility.

Also, date slipped…

Skeleton Creek Solar – 250 MW of solar energy, expected to begin operations by the end of 2023

Skeleton Creek Storage – 200 MW, 4-hour battery energy storage project, expected to begin operations by the end of 2023

Project total power capacities:

250 MW wind generators (or maybe 225 MW)

250 MWac / 325 MWdc est solar

250 MW / 1,000 MWh battery

So, 250 MWac interconnection, 750 MW energy delivery potential, and 1,575 MW of hardware.

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