April 16, 2020: Covid-19, along with several power outages, has fuelled demand for energy storage according to design and development company esVolta, which has been selected to install another 15MW/60MWh facility in California, the company announced on April 9.
The company has already agreed to partner Southern Power Company in installing four energy storage projects in the state, as ESJ reported on March 5.
The latest project, the Black Walnut Energy Storage Project, will go ahead for the California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice), and will supply the communities of Lancaster, Pico Rivera, Rancho Mirage, San Jacinto and Apple Valley with power as well as services to the electric grid, ‘reinforcing California’s transition to a cleaner, more resilient and renewable-based electric system’, said esVolta.
“The award of these contracts for our Black Walnut project is an important milestone for esVolta,” said esVolta president Randolph Mann.
The project should be operational by mid-2022.