PG&E goes Energy Storage Big Time at 567 MW Folks!

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today requested approval of four cost-effective energy storage projects.  Firstly, totaling approximately 567 megawatts (MW).  Not bad so not bad!  They did this In a filing at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Say hello to energy storage in South Bay Moss Landing.

Energy storage from Panasonic South Bay moss landing In January, the CPUC authorized PG&E to launch an accelerated solicitation.  This bid is for energy storage projects capable of meeting reliability.  They wanted to cover energy  needs for three specified local sub-areas in the northern Central Valley.  These are Pease local sub-area, Bogue local sub-area and spanning Silicon Valley.  The last one to central coast has that South Bay Moss Landing local sub-area.

In conclusion, PG&E issued its request for offers on February 28.  Heck, they received offers from numerous participants. However, like most bids and careful evaluation, PG&E selected one offer for a utility-owned project.  Then they picked three offers for third-party owned projects.  All to be located within the South Bay Moss Landing local sub-area.

Finally, this proposed utility-owned project is a 182.5 MW lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS).  It’ll be located within PG&E’s South Bay Moss Landing substation. This transmission-connected BESS will address local capacity requirements and will participate in the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) markets, providing energy and ancillary services.

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