The Burbank Water & Power-Utah Compressed Air Energy Storage System is a 1,200,000kW energy storage project located in Delta, Utah, US.

The electro-mechanical energy storage project uses compressed air storage as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2015 and will be commissioned in 2024.


The Burbank Water & Power-Utah Compressed Air Energy Storage System is being developed by Magnum Energy. The project is owned by Burbank Water and Power (100%).

The key applications of the project are frequency regulation, electric energy time shift, electric supply reserve capacity – spinning, black start and transmission congestion relief.

Contractors involved

Burbank Water and Power is the owner. Magnum Energy is the developer. Dresser-Rand Group is the technology provider for the project.

Additional information

The CAES would be in two phases; a 300 MW phase to be commercially operating in 2020; and a 900 MW phase to be commercially operating in 2024. The company submitted a preliminary – or Part I – loan application to the US Department of Energy (DOE) in May for the $628 million, 300 MW (net)/317 MW (gross) underground storage facility together with Wyoming project developer Pathfinder CAES I.

About Magnum Energy

Magnum Energy is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas properties. It focus on the development and production of Viking Light Oil lands located in Provost, Alberta. The company also holds 100% ownership in Sedalia gas facility and associated gas production. Magnum Energy operates in Canada, where it is headquartered in Calgary.


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