California community choice aggregator Peninsula Clean Energy has reached a 15-year deal to receive 45 megawatts of battery storage.
Peninsula Clean Energy will receive all capacity attributes from a four-hour lithium ion battery storage project that Terra-Gen will develop near Barstow in San Bernardino County. The facility, part of a larger redevelopment of an existing solar thermal project, is expected to be operational in June 2024. The storage facility will tap into existing interconnection facilities.
It is Peninsula Clean Energy’s second stand-alone battery storage project deal signed this year. The agency recently approved a deal to receive 50 MW of four-hour lithium ion battery storage from the Nova III facility in Riverside County beginning in August 2024.
The storage projects give Peninsula Clean Energy two near-term tools for reaching the agency’s goal of providing 24/7 renewable energy by helping to shift plentiful solar-powered energy into evening and overnight hours.
The American Public Power Association has initiated a new category of membership for community choice aggregation programs.