Recently, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) requested for authorization of four projects for Energy Storage, which sums up of 567 MW to add in California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).
CPUC sanctioned PG&E to introduction a request for projects of energy storage in January that are capable to fulfill needs for three places local sub-areas in the Silicon Valley and northern central valley. In February, PG&E issued a request and received numerous offers for participants. Of these participants, the company selected one offer for a utility owned project and three third-party plans to be allocated in South Bay – Moss Landing sub-area.
Proposed utilized-owned projects is a 182.5 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) of lithium-ion situated in Moss Landing Substation in PG&E. This transmission is connected to BESS will find a solution to local capacity requirements to contribute in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) markets, to provide energy.
Energy storage is an important part of California’s clean energy, and mainly for PG&E main forte from last decade. Cost of these batteries are decreasing is enabling storage is a primarily competitive substitute to the conventional values. Roy Kuga, Vice President of Grid integration and Innovation, at PG&E, energy storage through batteries are enhancing reliability on grid, renewables, and to save energy, said Vice President of Grid Integration and Innovation, PG&E.
Rest three third-party projects are 10 MW aggregation of batteries that are connected to sites and local sub-stations in South Bay, a transmission about 75 MW BESS located in the city of Morgan Hill, and transmission to 300 MW BESS in Moss Landing. The company is applying to transmission solution, rather than energy storage agreements.