SDG&E’s Energy Storage Project Wins Energy Innovation Award!

On August 9, SDG&E was honored with the Energy Storage North America (ESNA) 2017 Innovation Award for outstanding achievement in commissioning the world’s largest lithium-ion energy storage facility.

The project, located in Escondido, was recognized for providing enhanced regional energy reliability to help meet the evening energy demand while maximizing renewable energy such as solar and wind.  This 30 megawatt (MW) energy storage facility can store up to 120 MW hours of energy, the energy equivalent of serving 20,000 customers for four hours.  

Currently, more than 43 percent of the energy delivered to SDG&E customers comes from renewable resources and we’re on our way to 49 percent in 2021.

Energy storage is playing a key role in our commitment to delivering clean, safe and reliable energy. We expect to have more than 330 MW of energy storage on our local grid by 2030, and we currently have applications pending approval for five new energy storage projects totaling over 83 MW.

Determined by public voting, the annual Innovation Award recognizes excellence and impact in energy storage project development. 

ESNA is the largest conference for the North American energy storage industry and connects developers, utilities, policymakers and more to advance the technology to provide a cleaner, safer and more reliable grid.

Click here to read more about how energy storage innovation is powering San Diego.