LS Power to switch on ‘world’s largest’ battery in California amidst power crisis

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email
At the time of writing the Gateway Energy Storage project (pictured) has a capacity of 230MW, but this will reach 250MW by the end of August 2020. Image: LS Power.

Infrastructure company LS Power is to switch on what is thought to be the world’s largest single-site battery project at 250MW before the end of the month.

The Gateway Energy Storage project, located in San Diego, California, currently has a capacity of 230MW, but is on track to stand at 250MW by the end of the month.

The announcement comes amidst a raft of activity in California’s battery storage space. Asset management group Capital Dynamics and independent power producer Tenaska confirmed themselves to be collaborating on a 2GW battery pipeline in the state just yesterday, while hundreds of megawatts of energy storage projects have also been contracted for in recent months.

Greater emphasis has too been placed on energy storage in California this week as the state is currently in the throes of a significant heatwave which has placed great strain on the state’s power supply.

California’s Independent System Operator has issued numerous warnings of rolling blackouts this week as a result, while industry representatives have repeatedly refuted suggestions renewables and energy storage facilities are to blame for the strain on the grid, instead stating that greater proliferation of the two stood to solve such issues.

For more information on this story, visit our sister title

Additional reporting by Andy Colthorpe.

Read Next

March 1, 2021
An Australian solar-plus-storage project that aims to supply 20% of Singapore’s electricity demand has been marked as a priority initiative by advisory group Infrastructure Australia.
March 1, 2021
Xcel Energy has announced plans to double its renewables and battery storage capacity in Colorado by 2030, as the utility progresses with efforts to reach 100% carbon-free electricity generation across its service area by 2050.
February 23, 2021
Mytilineos is looking to transfer its global experience of solar and storage project development to help decarbonise the Greek electrical system and hit 3GW of PV capacity by 2030.
February 18, 2021
Solar assets in Texas have continued to generate despite the weather, but policy remains a hurdle to them aiding the grid
February 17, 2021
Leading US residential solar installer to open branch in Fort Lauderdale, creating new solar jobs in the state
February 16, 2021
Greek industrial group Mytilineos has acquired a portfolio of solar and battery storage projects in a €56 million transaction it says “heralds the transition to a new era” for the company.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events, Upcoming Webinars
March 9, 2021
Solar Media Events
March 17, 2021
Solar Media Events
April 13, 2021
Solar Media Events
April 20, 2021
Solar Media Events
May 11, 2021