Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) has selected Hummingbird Energy Storage, a subsidiary of esVolta, to develop an energy storage system in Santa Clara County, California.
The firm will develop, build, and operate the Hummingbird Energy Storage project, a 75MW / 300MWh lithium-ion battery storage facility.
The energy storage system is expected to be complete by December 2020.
The project will be the largest battery system in the world, according to a statement.
The system is being designed to help PG&E provide affordable and reliable energy to its customers. The plant will provide ancillary services to California’s grid whilst enhancing reliability, especially during peaks.
The system is expected to help California achieve its renewable energy targets as it will facilitate integration of renewable energy resources including solar and wind. Read more: Eight trends impacting solar and storage industry
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