A US energy storage business owned by Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners has acquired a 149MW wind farm portfolio in North Texas.

GlidePath Power Solutions said it has bought the portfolio of eight distributed wind energy projects located north of Amarillo from Exelon Generation for an undisclosed amount.

The Chicago-based company said the acquisition provides the company with an opportunity to optimise the performance of the wind farms through the addition of battery storage.

David Braun, president of GlidePath’s asset management arm, said: “The high penetration of wind energy in North Texas offers us an excellent opportunity to pair these facilities with the latest battery storage technology.

“We look forward to managing these wind assets in a way that will hopefully strengthen reliability of supply in the local electric grid and deliver benefits for Texas power consumers.”

The acquisition increases GlidePath’s operating US portfolio to more than 445MW. 

GlidePath currently has a development pipeline of more than 1GW of battery storage projects.