Narrow Gate Energy works on 10-MW battery storage project in Texas

Narrow Gate Energy Development LLC, which is working on a 9.9-MW battery storage project at Georgetown in Travis County, on July 27 registered as a new power generator with the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Under a section of the filing for purpose of the company, it said: “Develop, own, and operate energy strorage and power generation.” The 9.9-MW battery storage facility mentioned, called the Rabbit Hill Energy Storage Project, would interconnect with the Lower Colorado River Authority system within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas region. The filing said this project is in the development stage.

A listed company contact in the July 27 registration is: Darrell Hayslip, President, 11412 Bee Caves Rd., Suite 202, Austin, TX 78738,, Phone: 713-851-8003.

Said the company website: “Narrow Gate Energy is uniquely positioned as the premier provider of services to the energy storage sector – bridging the gap between the technology and the utility requirements. A number of companies in the energy storage sector fail, in spite of having good technology. The primary reasons for failure include their lack of ability to integrate their components or software into systems, lack of ability to find partners, failure to understand the power market (products, services, and players), and lack of capital to fill these voids. Many of these same issues plague owners and developers of various technologies attempting to enter power markets for the first time.”

Said the website about Hayslip: “Darrell Hayslip, the original founder and President of Narrow Gate, is accountable for the performance and commitments of Narrow Gate. Additionally, Mr. Hayslip serves as the lead business developer for all activity in the CAISO and ERCOT markets. Prior to founding Narrow Gate Energy, Mr. Hayslip was Chief Development Officer at Younicos (formerly Xtreme Power), a manufacturer of energy storage systems, where he led and directed all development, sales, marketing, and other commercial activities associated with the deployment of Xtreme Power’s utility-scale energy storage technology, vaulting Xtreme Power into a global leader in the supply of large scale battery based energy storage systems including a 36 MW system at the Duke Notrees Wind Farm. From 2006-2009 Darrell was Senior Vice President, Energy Marketing & Trading for E.ON Climate and Renewables, working closely with ERCOT. Before E.ON, he was at Calpine Corporation serving as Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales; Senior Vice President, System Operations; and Vice President, Asset Optimization & Central Region.”

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