SDG&E to add up to 166 MW of energy storage for emergency services & nonprofits

By Michelle Froese San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) took another step toward preparing the region for the next major emergency. The company announced plans to add up to 166 MW of energy storage in a proposal submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).
Last year, SDG&E installed North America’s largest lithium-ion battery energy storage facility in partnership with AES Energy Storage. The 30-MW energy storage facility is capable of storing up to 120 megawatt hours of energy.
If approved, the projects would support public-sector facilities that provide safety, security and emergency services during power grid outages.

The initial projects – seven in total –

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