20-MW, 80-MWh Santa Ana battery storage project operational in California

By rodw Calpine and GE Renewable Energy this month announced completion of a 80-MWh standalone battery storage system in southern California.

The Santa Ana Storage Project, which uses GE’s Reservoir energy storage technology, entered into commercial operation. The 20-MW, 80-MWh capacity is supported by a 20-year Resource Adequacy Power Purchase Agreement.

Calpine, which traditionally has been a natural gas power plant and geothermal developer, considers the Santa Ana project as a major step forward in its plans to grow the company’s energy storage footprint.

“It is critical that consumers have affordable, reliable electricity as we work to integrate more renewable energy sources into the U.S.

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