World’s Biggest Battery Is Being Built
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January 1, 2021
The World’s Biggest Battery Is Being Built For Southern California’s Grid
Southern California Edison (SCE) revealed the winners of a massive 250-megawatt energy storage procurement round, one that could set new standards for incorporating distributed and customer-owned energy assets into grid operations. The procurement represents a potential turning point for utilities.
AES Energy Storage was selected to build a 100-megawatt “in-front-of-meter” battery system in SCE’s West Los Angeles Basin region, cementing its lead as the nation’s biggest grid-scale energy storage provider.
A few facts and figures about the battery:
It is 100 megawatts, able to provide 4 hours or 400 megawatt-hours of battery-based energy storage
The resource must be completed by January 1, 2021
The battery will be installed in one large building at the Alamitos Power Center in Long Beach, Calif.
AES is providing services under a twenty-year power-purchase agreement
Currently, the largest operating electrochemical battery in North America is Southern California Edison's recently unveiled 32 megawatt-hour lithium-ion demonstration project at the Monolith substation in the Tehachapi Mountains.
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