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.

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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)

UESC Battery Energy Storage System: The Energy Policy Act of 1992 authorized Federal agencies to participate in utility energy efficiency programs offered by electric and gas utilities and by other program administrators (e.g., state agencies) called UESCs. In UESC projects, suppliers audit, design, engineer, procure equipment for, construct, implement and deliver to PG&E complete and fully functioning Projects in full compliance with Government Contracts. The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to identify companies experienced in deploying large-scale battery energy storage systems with best-in-class resources and products that can provide the desired services and support for our UESC clients.

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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