By Editors of Power Engineering
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has approved the fast-track installation of a 20 MW lithium-ion battery energy storage system.
The battery storage will interconnect with the Beacon Solar Plant and Barren Ridge Switching Stations, and will increase LADWP’s energy storage capacity to 1,296 MW.
Representatives for the utility said the Beacon Energy Storage System, which will be provided by Doosan GridTech CA, will allow for greater utilization of nearly 600 MW of solar power and 135 MW of wind power.
“The BESS is a unique type of battery energy storage system that will be an integral part of LADWP’s ability to meet its long-term clean energy goals and mandates and help diversify LADWP’s portfolio of energy storage technologies while maintaining reliability and keeping electricity rates low for our customers,” said David H. Wright, general manager of LADWP.
The storage system will help the utility meet its target of establishing 178 MW of new energy storage by 2021.