Renewable Energy Storage
Renewable Energy Storage has been a trending topic for several years now and the industry does not show any signs of stopping. Major players in the industry have invested large amounts of resources and energy (pun intended 😏) into growth opportunities inside of the Energy Storage sector. In order to help identify the most popular energy storage projects, we have compiled a list using Energy Acuity data to find the Top 10 ‘Most Viewed’ U.S. Energy Storage Projects.
Top 10 ‘Most Viewed’ U.S. Energy Storage Projects
1.) 10 MW Battery Storage Project — Capacity (MW): 10.00
Developer: AES Corporation
The project is located in Chandler, AZ and will provide enough energy to power the equivalent of 2,400 homes in the greater Phoenix area for up to four hours. AES and SRP have a 20-year agreement on the energy storage system.
2.) AES Alamitos Energy Storage — Capacity (MW): 100.00
Technology and Service Provider: Fluence
AES Southland announced today that it has been awarded a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) by Southern California Edison (SCE), to provide 100 MW of interconnected battery-based energy storage, a 200 MW flexible power resource. This new capacity can deliver 400 MWh of energy and will be built south of Los Angeles at the Alamitos Power Center in Long Beach, California.
SCE and California have taken smart steps to modernize the power system with a solution that provides unmatched operational flexibility, enabling the most efficient dispatch of other generating plants, and lowering cost and emissions, while supporting the on-going addition of renewable power sources. The project will be ready for commercial operation in 2021, consistent with the scheduled retirement of older, existing power plants.
3.) Beacon Energy Storage System — Capacity (MW): 20.00
Developer: Doosan Gridtech
Beacon Energy Storage System will be connected to Beacon Solar Plant and also to a nearby single-voltage substation, Barren Ridge Switching Station. LADWP said it would be “strategically located to capture and mitigate the variability” of those 600MW of PV and 135MW of wind, most of which are sited in Kern County, a California district hosting a ‘green energy corridor’.
4.) NRG Orange County — Capacity (MW): 10.00
Developer: NRG Energy
NRG’s project is a 10 MW solar and battery storage project.
5.) Moloka‘i Ranch — Capacity (MW): 3.00
Developer: Moloka‘i New Energy Partners
If approved by the Public Utilities Commission, the 2.7-megawatt project is expected to be in service by the end of 2019. It would be the island’s first large-scale solar facility and would include a 3-megawatt battery energy storage system.
6.) Pinal Central Energy Center — Capacity (MW): 10.00
Developer: NextEra Energy Resources
NextEra plans to build the Pinal Central Energy Center near Coolidge, which will pair a 20 MW solar array with a 10 MW lithium-ion storage system. Duration (MWh) specifications for the battery were not released.
7.) 10MW Energy Storage at Molino Substation — Capacity (MW): 10.00
Developer: Hecate Energy LLC
Lithium-ion batteries still make up the majority of the projects. They include a 30-megawatt system from NextEra Energy at its Golden Hills wind farm near Livermore, a 10-megawatt battery from Hecate Energy to support PG&E’s Molino substation near Sebastopol, and two more Hecate projects, 1 megawatt apiece, at two of the five strategic substations PG&E identified in its initial request for offers.
8.) UESC Battery Energy Storage System — Capacity (MW): N/A, Pre-construction
Active Partner: Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
9.) Calstor — Capacity (MW): 10.00
Active Partner: EDF Renewable Energy
10.) Crimson Energy Storage — Capacity (MW): 350.00
Active Partner: Recurrent Energy
Recurrent Energy’s ‘Crimson Solar’ 350 MW solar power project is planned for coupling with 350 MW of energy storage. If 350 MW of energy storage is included (in either flywheel or battery form) the storage system would consist of up to 3,000 electrical enclosures measuring approximately 40 feet by 8 feet by 8.5 feet high and installed on concrete foundations.
Source: Energy Acuity
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Hi Energy Acuity team,
A quick correction for your database – Fluence is NOT a developer; we are an energy storage technology and services provider, jointly owned by Siemens and AES. That means we supply energy storage solutions and related services to utilities, developers and large energy users. In the case of both the Alamitos and Salt River Projects, AES is the owner of the asset, with the utility procuring capacity from them, and Fluence provides the technology solution and related support.
Steven, Thank you for your comment! I have updated our post to reflect your comments. Sometimes our algorithms & analysts have a hard time categorizing Fluence since it’s a joint venture, relatively new and the job functions can be categorized in so many different ways. Moving forward, I will have an analyst look through the Fluence company profile and make sure we accurately categorize your business function. Thank you, Energy Acuity