On Wednesday, LG Energy Solution, a global leader, delivering advanced lithium-ion batteries for Electric Vehicles (EV), Mobility & IT applications; and Energy Storage Systems (ESS), announced it recently supplied Vistra’s Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility; with its latest innovative Transportable Rack (TR1300).
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Accordingly, the solution is now operational at the 300MW/1.2GWh facility, which is actually the world’s largest battery energy storage project; connected to the power grid. Worth noting, since December 2020, the facility connected to the grid. Besides, Vistra, a leading integrated retail electricity and power generation company based in Irving, TX, developed the project.
About the installation
In this regard, LG Energy Solution’s supply of the TR1300 will serve to bolster the reliability of California’s power grid. Besides, the installation will support the increasing use of clean, renewable energy resources.
Indeed, the Moss Landing project uses over 4,500 TR1300 battery racks supplied to Vistra by LG Energy Solution. Thus, by setting a new standard for battery rack systems, the TR1300 will deliver more value to customers by maximizing safety and energy density. Moreover, the company will look forward to saving construction time and costs by greatly simplifying installation.
According to LG Energy Solution, the TR3100 differs from traditional methods in which companies pack and ship racks. Also, that they assemble them on site. In contrast, the company pre-assembled the 22-pack TR1300s at the factory before shipment to reduce construction time and associated installation costs.
In this sense, factory assembly also ensures consistent quality of the rack systems, says the company in its media release. Moreover, LG Energy Solution assembles and tests each rack before shipment to minimize delays during on-site testing and commissioning activities.
Furthermore, the company equips the TR1300 with its high-performance JH4 energy cell; which indeed can be double-stacked to boost energy density. Accordingly, this feature enabled the total 1.2GWh battery capacity to integrate into the existing Moss Landing turbine house building, particularly without significant construction work.
LG Energy Solution on its TR1300
In addition to these installation and transportation highlights, the TR1300 meets the industry’s strictest fire safety standards, noted LG Energy Solution. The Company also tested the racks to verify compliance with UL9540A; which indeed stands for Standard for Safety Test Method for Evaluating Thermal Runaway Fire Propagation in Battery Energy Storage Systems.
Particularly, under this certification, the TR1300 ensures that any fire event will not propagate to adjacent battery racks.
Lastly, and on top of this, the rack’s design satisfies the California Building Code following the American Society of Civil Engineers’ ASCE 7-16. Thus, the installation assuring its stable operation even during external environmental changes such as seismic events.
In this regard, Claudia Morrow, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Development at Vistra, commented; “Under the shared goal of providing Californians with reliable, clean, and affordable energy; we’re delighted to be working closely with LG Energy Solution. Thus, we look forward to continuing our valuable partnership through Phase II at Moss Landing, which will add 100MW/400MWh to the facility.”
Mainly, “as our country transitions to a future of emission-free electricity, projects like this are vital in ensuring reliability and supporting renewable energy growth,” Morrow added.
Similarly, Peter Gibson, Director of Energy Storage at LG Energy Solution in the United States, said; “Vistra has very aggressive plans to meet California’s future clean energy needs. So, we’re delighted to supply our advanced TR1300 batteries for their first gigawatt-hour project at Moss Landing.”
Moreover, “the Vistra team achieved in repurposing the Moss Landing Power Plant’s; former turbine hall into the world’s largest battery storage project.”
Finally, and it’s worth noting that LG Energy Solution has over 30 years of experience in advanced battery technology, continuing to grow towards realizing sustainable life.
Moreover, the company has over 23,000 employees working within its robust global network that spans the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. In brief, the company is committing more than ever to develop innovative technologies that will bring future energy a step closer.