The Center Peaker Power Plant – Battery Energy Storage System is a 10,000kW energy storage project located in Norwalk, California, US.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was commissioned in 2016.

Description

The Center Peaker Power Plant – Battery Energy Storage System was developed by General Electric and Southern California Edison . The project is owned by Southern California Edison (100%), a subsidiary of Edison International .

The key application of the project is quick start, fast ramping capabilities.

Contractors involved

General Electric and Southern California Edison have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

This system, called the LM6000 Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine (Hybrid EGT). The unit integrates a 10 MW/4.3 MWh battery energy storage system capable of immediately providing power with GE ’s proven 50MW LM6000 aeroderivative gas turbine.

About General Electric

General Electric Co (GE) is an industrial conglomerate. It provides a range of industrial, infrastructure and financial products and services. The company offers a wide range of products and services, ranging from aircraft engines, power generation and oil and gas production equipment to medical imaging, financing and industrial products. By integrating its engineering capabilities with software and analytics, GE assists companies in securing efficient, reliable and safe work environment. It also offers a comprehensive range of financial services to its customers. The company serves customers in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa and other regions; and has manufacturing facilities across the world. GE is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, the US.

About Southern California Edison

Southern California Edison Co (SCE ), a subsidiary of Edison International, is an electric utility that generates, procures, sources, and supplies electricity. The company generates electricity from natural gas, hydro, nuclear, solar, and fuel sources. SCE also sources energy and local grid support from third parties such as cogeneration, biomass, small hydro, wind, geothermal, solar plants, and California Department of Water Resources . It also assists the customers in managing their electricity bills and promotes energy efficiency. The company serves interdepartmental, railroads and railways, industrial, agricultural, public street and highway lighting, commercial, and residential customers in Central, Coastal and Southern California. SCE is headquartered in Rosemead, California, the US.

Methodology

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