E Renewable Energy and Calpine have completed a joint 80-MWh standalone battery storage system in southern California. The Santa Ana Storage Project, which uses GE’s Reservoir energy storage technology, entered into commercial operations in July 2021. The 20-MW, 80-MWh capacity is supported by a 20-year Resource Adequacy Power Purchase Agreement. Calpine, which traditionally has been a natural gas power plant and geothermal developer, considers the Santa Ana project as a major step forward in its plans to grow the company’s energy storage footprint.
Alex Makler, Senior Vice President of Calpine’s West Region, comments:
“Calpine already operates the world’s largest geothermal facility in California, and this cutting-edge battery storage project represents another major investment in meeting the clean energy demands of an increasingly electrified world. We are proud to work with GE and the community of Santa Ana to showcase the very latest in energy storage solutions.”