First Citizens Bank’s energy finance business has served as coordinating lead arranger on three battery storage project financings for Plus Power, collectively representing $672 million in financing and 700 megawatts (MW) of energy storage capacity.
The projects, all supporting the ERCOT grid in Texas, consist of:
Plus Power is currently executing on 10 gigawatts of additional interconnection capacity.
“Plus Power is dedicated to advancing standalone battery storage as a critical technology to help stabilize the U.S. electrical grid as well as incorporate more solar and wind energy,” Josh Goldstein, chief financial officer of Plus Power, said. “We appreciated the expertise and support of First Citizens Bank as we pursue the construction and operation of our extensive project portfolio across North America, which will enable decarbonization and the transition to a more efficient grid.”
“As a leader in battery energy storage financing, First Citizens Bank was pleased to support Plus Power in arranging financing for these three significant projects,” Mike Lorusso, managing director of First Citizens Bank’s energy group, said. “Energy storage continues to prove its value as a source of grid stability and flexibility as renewable power takes an ever-greater role in meeting the nation’s energy needs. Plus Power is a leading developer in this field and we look forward to working closely with them on future projects.”
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