California utility SCE’s latest battery storage contracts to take company beyond 2GW mark.

by Dec 9, 2020

Southern California Edison (SCE), one of California’s three main investor-owned utilities, has signed new long-term contracts with developers of 590MW of battery energy storage. They include a 325MW project by NextEra Energy, a 200MW project from Recurrent Energy, a 60MW project being jointly developed by 174 Power Global and Hanwha Group, as well as 5MW of aggregated behind-the-meter energy storage from residential solar installation and leasing company Sunrun. NextEra’s project, Desert Peak, and Sunrun’s projects are expected to go online by the beginning of August 2023, while Recurrent Energy’s Crimson project and the 174 Power Global / Hanwha Group Eldorado Valley project are scheduled to be online by the beginning of August 2022. SCE and the state’s two other investor-owned utilities all surpassed their AB 2514 mandated target of 1.35GW by 2024 set by state legislators. These contracts brings SCE’s procured and contracted energy storage capacity to around 2,050MW. Link to the news: