San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is leading the nation in energy storage, just as we are with other clean innovations such as electric vehicles and renewable energy.
On Dec. 6, Utility Dive published a story on SDG&E’s 30-MW energy storage project being constructed in Escondido, which will be the largest battery energy storage project in America when completed in early 2017.
SDG&E sees energy storage as a flexible and reliable option for getting clean power to customers when they need it most. The Escondido battery will act like a sponge, soaking up energy when it is abundant—during the day when the sun shines or late at night when the wind is blowing—and releasing it when energy resources are tight.
Today, SDG&E has approximately 100 megawatts (MW) of energy storage projects completed or contracted, which will allow us to supply more renewables to our customers and help strengthen our reputation as the most reliable utility in the West.
Check out “Inside construction of the world's largest battery energy storage facility,” for a snapshot into the construction of SDG&E’s flagship storage project in Escondido and the benefits to our customers.