March 31, 2022: Californian utility San Diego Gas & Electric has completed its second energy storage project in the City of San Diego, the company announced on March 29.
The new 20MW/80MWh facility in Kearny, which SDG&E says can meet the energy needs of around 13,000 homes for up to four hours, follows completion of the company’s 30MW/120MWh Top Gun Energy Storage Facility less than a year ago.
Both energy storage facilities use lithium ion batteries.
Kearny started commercial operation in March 2022. By the end of the year, SDG&E expects to have 145MW of owned storage facilities connected to the regional grid.
SDG&E chief executive Caroline Winn said: “Investing in advanced technologies such as energy storage is critical to advancing our state’s and region’s aggressive climate goals, including getting to net zero greenhouse gas emissions, with the added benefit of building a more resilient energy grid.”