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.
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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