The Beacon Solar Plant – Battery Energy Storage System is a 20,000kW energy storage project located in Kern County, California, US.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2017 and was commissioned in 2018.


The Beacon Solar Plant – Battery Energy Storage System was developed by Doosan Gridtech. The project is owned by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (100%).

The key applications of the project are solar integration, frequency response services and local voltage support.

Contractors involved

Doosan Gridtech, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Samsung SDI have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The BESS will be controlled by the Doosan GridTech Intelligent Controller (DG-IC) – one of the first software control systems built on open standard interfaces.


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