Honeywell Powers Hecate’s Jicarilla Apache Nation Solar Park in New Mexico

Honeywell supplies Hecate Energy an energy storage system (ESS), for a solar farm located on the Jicarilla Apache Nation of Northern New Mexico. The 50 MW solar farm, which will be completed in fall 2022 and capable of producing enough electricity to power 16,000 homes in New Mexico for a year, will be available for use when it is complete.

Honeywell will provide a 20 MW ESS, which will be combined with the Experion Energy Control System. The platform, which integrates asset monitoring, distributed resource management, supervisory control, and analytics functionality, will be powered by a battery. These capabilities together will enable Hecate Energy, to accurately forecast and optimize energy costs at its site and support users in having reliable and cost-effective clean electricity.

Honeywell’s ESS is backed by Honeywell performance and outcome-based guarantees which include predictable and consistent costs, improved uptime, and “revenue stacking” capabilities, allowing the asset owner to utilize the ESS for more than one use-case application including peak shaving, backup power generation and demand response programs.

“We chose Honeywell for this landmark project because of their depth of knowledge and decades of expertise,” says Alex Pugh, Hecate’s project manager. “We believe in collaborative relationships with the clients and communities we serve, and Honeywell will work closely with us to deliver carbon-free energy to the people of New Mexico.”

“Honeywell is in a unique position to address today’s challenges in energy management and our work with Hecate represents another key step in global decarbonization efforts,” comments Ujjwal Kumar, president and CEO of Honeywell Process Solutions. “Hecate Energy, much like Honeywell, is focused on innovation and the latest technologies to lead the change in energy transition, making them an ideal collaborator in bringing renewable energy options to the table.”