PG&E brings 2 MWh Tesla battery storage unit online at substation
California is quickly ramping up its energy storage capacity. The state has the nation’s largest storage mandate and is also installing storage to offset a natural gas fuel shortage as a result of the Aliso Canyon methane leak.
Just last month, Tesla brought an 80 MWh storage facility online for Southern California Edison and Greensmith Energy brought online the 20 MW, 80 MWh AltaGas Pomona Energy Facility, also for SCE.
San Diego Gas & Electric, meanwhile, added two storage facilities from AES for a combined capacity of 37.5 MW, 150 MWh. Those and the SCE projects were all deployed under an accelerated schedule to help mitigate for the Aliso Canyon leak.
PG&E is also working with Tesla for higher capacity through distributed energy storage with Powerwalls in the homes of its customers in the Bay Area.
Tesla’s new energy plant in Northern California is designed to enable PG&E to more cost effectively manage its grid resources.