More battery storage projects are coming for California, by the powers of Recurrent Energy; a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc. This Tuesday the company announced it has expanded its battery storage footprint in the U.S. with several projects to be executed around 2021 and 2022.
Firstly, many of the projects secured by Recurrent Energy are battery storage retrofits, solar plus storage contracts, power purchase agreements; and also, stand-alone storage tolling agreements.
Secondly, many of the projects are located in California, where the rapidly evolving energy landscape and aggressive carbon reduction goals are increasing the need for energy storage technologies.
Thirdly, one of the biggest projects in this regard, was the Crimson Battery Energy Storage System (BESS); awarded to Recurrent Energy for 200MW/800MWh; which will begin in the summer of 2022.
Moreover, this projects also represents one of the largest stand-alone storage contracts in the U.S. Both the California Public Utility Commission and the United States Interior Department recently announced that the Crimson project will be at public lands in the California desert, in Riverside County.
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Furthermore, the company recently partnered with Southern Power and AIP Management to add 72 MW/288 MWh of energy storage to the 200 Tranquility solar project; located in Fresno County, California. Also, to provide 88 MW / 352 MWh of energy storage to the Garland solar project; located in Kern County, California. Both of the projects have a 200MW capacity.
In addition, Recurrent will also provide solutions for the Slate Project; as well as BESS retrofit to the Mustang Solar project; both located Kings County, California; and owned by Goldman Sachs Renewable Power.
Moreover, all of the above-mentioned projects will deliver significant benefits to California; in fact, they are expected to generate around 400 local construction jobs; and enhance the California grid; as battery storage by Recurrent will also help to substitute natural gas-fired electricity plants.
Finally, Recurrent Energy has pipeline of around 11 GWh of battery storage projects across the United States; of which 2.3 GWh are in late-stage development.