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To support its push to renewable energy, Pacific Gas and Electric Company started nine new battery energy storage projects, totaling approximately 1,600 megawatts (MW) of energy. The initiatives are expected to come online in 2024 and more than double the utility’s renewable energy storage to 3,330 MW. California needs the new energy sources because Southern California natural gas plants and PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) are scheduled to be retired.

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Bob Meinetz on Jan 31, 2022

Paul, the largest battery storage facility in the world, Vistra's Moss Landing Energy Storage Project, is in California. It stores electricity from the direct output of Moss Landing Power Plant - the fifth-largest gas plant in the state.

"The initiatives more than double the utility’s renewable energy storage..."

 
Did you really believe those batteries will be storing renewable energy?

No, battery energy storage is not "key to PG&E's move to renewables." It's key to closing the largest source of clean energy in the state, Diablo Canyon Power Plant, so that it can be replaced by gas-fired energy - at the expense of California ratepayers and the environment.

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