Southern California Edison Signs Contracts for 770 MW of Energy Storage Resources
Southern California Edison announced that it has signed seven contracts totaling 770 megawatts of battery-based energy storage resources to help enhance the region’s electric system reliability needs, which will benefit C&I and residential customers alike. The recently conducted solicitation and the resulting contracts make up one of the country’s largest energy storage procurements.
The projects will enhance electric grid reliability and help address potential energy shortfalls identified in California. The projects will assist in integrating renewable clean energy into the grid from intermittent wind and solar resources and will also help the state transition its energy profile as several large coastal once-through cooling plants are scheduled to retire over the next three years.
Most of the projects selected are co-located projects since the battery project will use an adjacent solar power plant to charge the battery over the term of the contract….