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Southern California Edison to procure 770 MW of energy storage to replace natural gas peaking plants

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June 09, 2020
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by Tim Grejtak
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California utility Southern California Edison (SCE) announced it would procure 770 MW of Li-ion battery energy storage to be brought online by August 2021. The seven new projects would replace aging natural gas power plants that are being decommissioned due to California's 100% renewable electricity mandate and its tightening water and air quality regulations. Energy storage assets would be co-located with existing natural gas or solar facilities. NextEra Renewable Resources was the leading developer, winning 460 MW of projects. With at least 9,000 MW of energy storage needed to support California's 100% renewable electricity goals, clients should expect many more large energy storage procurements in the near future. 

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