The largest single-site energy storage project in the country was today unveiled in San Diego County, California. Project developer LS Power claims that the 250-MW Gateway Energy Storage project is also the largest battery system in the world.
The project enhances reliability on the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) grid and reduces customer energy costs. In doing so, Gateway provides a valuable resource for energy consumers, utilities and other load servers across California.
“For more than three decades, LS Power has been at the leading edge of our nation’s transition to cleaner, more innovative energy solutions, and we are powering up Gateway Energy Storage as one more component of this vision,” said LS Power CEO Paul Segal. “Through our investments in multiple sectors of the renewables and energy infrastructure space, LS Power is reducing carbon emissions and improving reliability in the markets we serve.”
Gateway Energy Storage, currently at 230 MW and on track to reach 250 MW by the end of the month, follows another LS Power battery project, Vista Energy Storage in Vista, California, which has been operating since 2018 and was previously the largest battery storage project in the United States at 40 MW. LS Power has additional projects in development or construction in both California and New York, including Diablo Energy Storage (200 MW) in Pittsburg, California; LeConte Energy Storage (125 MW) in Calexico, California; and Ravenswood Energy Storage (316 MW) in Queens, New York.
McCarthy Building Cos. completed construction on the Gateway project
“Gateway and LS Power’s other California-based energy projects will support the state in its clean energy and storage goals,” said LS Power Head of Renewables John King. “LS Power is a first mover in commercializing new technologies and developing new markets. By charging during solar production or off-peak hours and delivering energy to the grid during times of peak demand for power, our battery storage projects improve electric reliability, reduce costs and help our state meet its climate objectives.”
Through its portfolio of energy infrastructure projects and companies across the United States – including energy storage, power generation, electric transmission and companies like CPower Energy Management and EVgo – LS Power provides thousands of jobs and tax revenues to support local economies.
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