LS Power unveiled the largest battery energy storage project in the world (for the moment) with Gateway Energy Storage. The 250 megawatt Gateway project, located in the East Otay Mesa community in San Diego County, Calif., enhances grid reliability and reduces customer energy costs. In doing so, Gateway provides a valuable resource for energy consumers, utilities and other load servers across California.
Gateway Energy Storage, currently at 230 megawatts and on track to reach 250 megawatts by the end of the month, follows another LS Power battery project, Vista Energy Storage in Vista, California, which has been operating since 2018 and was previously the largest battery storage project in the United States at 40 MW. Things have come a long way in a few years time. LS Power has additional projects in development or construction in both California and New York, including Diablo Energy Storage in Pittsburg, California; LeConte Energy Storage in Calexico, California; and Ravenswood Energy Storage in Queens, New York.
“Gateway and LS Power’s other California-based energy projects will support the state in its clean energy and storage goals,” said LS Power Head of Renewables John King. “LS Power is a first mover in commercializing new technologies and developing new markets. By charging during solar production or off-peak hours and delivering energy to the grid during times of peak demand for power, our battery storage projects improve electric reliability, reduce costs and help our state meet its climate objectives.”
Through its portfolio of energy infrastructure projects and companies across the United States – including battery storage, power generation, electric transmission and companies like CPower Energy Management and EVgo – LS Power provides thousands of jobs and tax revenues to support local economies.
— Solar Builder magazine