The explosion of storage projects in Western US continues with the expansion of PG&E project at Moss Landing, Caliornia. More NG generation in CA bites the dust.
The company has entered into a 10-year resource adequacy agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for a new 100-megawatt/400-megawatt hour battery to complement the 300-MW/1,200-MWh battery already under construction. On Monday, May 18, PG&E filed its application with the CPUC to approve the contract, with a decision expected within 120 days.
Today's announcement brings Vistra's total to 436.25 MW/1,745 MWh of battery energy storage under contract in California:
- Moss Landing – Phase I (300 MW/1,200 MWh)
- Moss Landing – Phase II (100 MW/400 MWh)
- Oakland (36.25 MW/ 145 MWh) 1
Pending the receipt of CPUC approval, Vistra anticipates construction on the second phase of the Moss Landing battery energy storage project will commence in July 2020 and will begin commercial operations prior to Aug. 1, 2021. Phase I remains on schedule to begin operations later this year in December 2020.