Enel Green Power, a renewable energy plant developer and operator, announced in a Wednesday news release the completion of its first large-scale hybrid wind project, Azure Sky Wind + Storage, in Throckmorton County.
The project consists of a 350 megawatt wind facility paired with a battery storage facility capable of storing 205 megawatt hours of energy, the release said. The facility is expected to generate about 1.3 terawatts of energy each year.
The company also announced the addition of new battery storage capacity at its Roadrunner and High Lonesome facilities in Upton and Crockett counties, for a total of 376 MWh of additional storage across all its Texas facilities.
"Enel Green Power's projects provide more generation, more resource diversity, and more dispatchable storage - three key elements of Texas's goal to reform its power grid," Paolo Romanacci, head of Enel Green Power in the U.S. and Canada, said in the release.
Lisa Perini receives state association honors
Lisa Perini, co-owner of the Perini Ranch Steakhouse in Buffalo Gap, was recently inducted into the Texas Restaurant Association's Hall of Honor, the association said via social media.
To be eligible for the award, which recognizes significant contribution to the Texas restaurant industry, nominees must have at least 15 years of TRA membership and exemplify superior business ethics, the association said.
The award was presented on July 10 at the Texas Restaurant Awards Lone Star Bash.
Tige Boats names new sales director
Tige Boats, based in Abilene, recently announced the promotion of Toby Boese as the company's new director of sales.
Boese, who joined the company in March 2019, was previously a regional sales manager.
This article originally appeared on Abilene Reporter-News: Business notebook: Wind power project completed in Throckmorton County