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August 28, 2021

Agua Fria Generating Station – Battery Energy Storage System, US

By Carmen

The Agua Fria Generating Station – Battery Energy Storage System is a 25,000kW energy storage project located in Glendale, Arizona, US. The rated storage capacity of the project is 100,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2018 and will be commissioned in 2021.

Description

The Agua Fria Generating Station – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement And Power District.

The key applications of the project are frequency regulation and grid support services.

Contractors involved

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Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement And Power District is the developer. Tesla is the technology provider for the project.

Additional information

SRP will purchase at market price, a 25 MW battery from Tesla to install at the Agua Fria Generating Station in Glendale and brought online between January 2021 and March 2021. SRP will provide an incentive of up to $1,800 ($150 per DC-kWh) for residential customers who purchase and install qualifying battery storage systems – including Tesla Powerwall battery products. The research project will include 20 Tesla Powerwall 2 home batteries.

About Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement And Power District

Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District (The District), a political subdivision of Arizona, is a community-based not-for-profit integrated power utility. It generates, purchases, transmits and distributes electricity. The company produces energy using coal, nuclear, natural gas, hydro, renewable, and energy efficiency programs. Under the contracts with the Salt River Valley Water Users’ Association, the District operates a federal reclamation project, the Salt River Project. It serves residential, commercial, industrial, and agriculture customers in parts of Maricopa, Gila and Pinal counties. The District is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the US.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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