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.

% Green Living Guru%Electric Care ExpertIn 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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