Vistra Energy to Expand its 300 MW BESS Facility in California

May 21, 2020 03:01 PM ET
  • Vistra Energy has actually revealed that based on authorization by the CPUC, it will certainly broaden the dimension of the BESS at its Moss Landing website in Moss Landing, California.

Vistra Energy has actually introduced that based on authorization by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), it will certainly broaden the dimension of the battery power storage space systems (BESS) at its Moss Landing Power Plant website in Moss Landing, California. The business has actually participated in a 10-year source competence contract with Pacific Gas and also Electric Company (PG&E) for a brand-new 100-megawatt/400 megawatt-hour battery to enhance the 300-MW/1,200- MWh battery currently unfinished. On Monday, May 18, 2020, PG&E submitted its application with the CPUC to accept the agreement, with a choice anticipated within 120 days.

" Our Moss Landing website offers an one-of-a-kind possibility for comprehensive battery advancement with its existing facilities as well as the physical room required for a lot more prospective development. Using our existing nuclear power plant websites permits us to cost-competitively establish eco-friendly as well as battery storage space possessions as we revolve our power generation profile towards carbon-free innovations," stated Curt Morgan, Vistra's head of state as well as CEO. "Vistra appreciates of the possibility to, once more, deal with PG&E as well as the State of California to assist incorporate tidy power from sustainable generation resources and also make sure dependability of the electrical system."

The most up to date statement brings Vistra's overall to 436.25 MW/1,745 MWh of battery power storage space under contract in California:

  • Moss Landing-- Phase I (300 MW/1,200 MWh).
  • Moss Landing-- Phase II (100 MW/400 MWh).
  • Oakland (36.25 MW/ 145 MWh).

" As a firm that gives a necessary item like electrical power, we feel it's vital to stabilize dependability with lowering our ecological impact. We're honored to be a part of this shift to more recent innovations and also to create a first-rate battery project at a website that has actually been offering Californians with power because 1950," Morgan proceeded.

Pending the invoice of CPUC authorization, Vistra prepares for building on the 2nd stage of the Moss Landing battery power storage space project will certainly begin in July 2020 as well as will certainly start industrial procedures before Aug. 1, 2021. Stage I continues to be on time to start procedures later on this year in December 2020.

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