Southern California Edison inks deals for 195 MW of battery storage

E.on energy storage projects. Source: E.ON North America

April 30 (Renewables Now) - US utility Southern California Edison (SCE) has contracted 195 MW of battery storage projects to meet local capacity requirements in the Santa Clara sub-area, it said on Friday.

Two competitive rounds ended up with the selection of demand response and energy storage resources, but no natural gas-fired capacity. The selected facilities will become operational between December 2020 and March 2021.

More details about the selected schemes are available in the table below.

Selected Bidders Resource Type Capacity (MW) Commissioning
Swell Demand Response 14 Jan 2021
E.on Energy Storage 10 March 2021
Strata Energy Storage 100 Dec 2020
Able Grid Energy Storage 11 March 2021
Ormat Energy Storage 10 Dec 2020
AltaGas Energy Storage 40 Dec 2020
Enel Energy Storage 10 March 2021

The seven contracts are pending approval by the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC).

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