Southern California Edison (SCE) announced the suppliers and projects it has selected for the largest grid-connected energy storage purchase in U.S. history. This energy storage procurement is more than five times greater than SCE’s minimum authorization of 50 MW, pursuant to a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) ruling. SCE will purchase 261 MW of energy storage resources, pending approval by the CPUC.
This procurement effort marks the first time SCE has used a competitive solicitation to obtain bids for energy storage projects. Once deployed, the energy storage systems will provide a number of services to SCE’s power grid, including ensuring adequate available electrical capacity to meet peak demand. Continue reading this entry