AES Corporation has commenced operations of the Alamitos battery energy storage system (BESS), one of the world’s largest battery storage systems in operation today, providing up to 100 MW/400MWh of capacity to Southern California Edison (SCE) customers during peak demand, located at AES Alamitos Energy Center. The BESS technology at the Alamitos facility includes Advancion 5 batteries provided by Fluence. Its world’s first stand-alone energy storage project for local capacity and will help State of California meet its sustainability goal of 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2045. It’s also the first standalone battery energy storage system specifically procured to replace a natural gas peaker plant in the U.S. with a long power purchase agreement of 20 years. With this project AES now has an operational portfolio of 2.5 GW of renewable projects with nearly half located in California and a contracted 2.6 GW pipeline nationwide with almost 20 percent of those projects in California. Link to the news: