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August 30, 2021

Big Beau Solar+Battery Energy Storage System, US

By Carmen

The Big Beau Solar+Battery Energy Storage System is a 40,000kW energy storage project located in Kern County, California, US. The rated storage capacity of the project is 160,000kWh.

The project was announced in 2018 and will be commissioned in 2021.

Description

The Big Beau Solar+Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by EDF Renewables.

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integaration, demand response and electric energy time shift.

Contractors involved

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EDF Renewables is the developer of Big Beau Solar+Battery Energy Storage System.

Additional information

EDF Renewables North America has signed two 20-year Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) for the 128 MWac with 40 MW/160 MWh battery storage Big Beau Solar+Storage Project. Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) will purchase 55% of the output, and Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) will purchase 45%.

About EDF Renewables

EDF Renewables Inc (EDF Renewables), formerly, enXco, Inc., is an independent power producer and service provider. The company delivers grid-scale power: onshore and offshore wind, solar photovoltaic, and storage projects. Its major services include project management, asset management and operation, retrofits and upgrades, and maintenance of electricity generation projects. The company has operations across the US, Canada and Mexico. The company provides origination, development, transaction and construction services for offshore and onshore large-scale wind, solar photovoltaic and storage projects. EDF Renewables is headquartered in San Diego, California, 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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