The esVolta-Oakland Clean Energy Initiative Project 2 – Battery Energy Storage System is a 7,000kW energy storage project located in Oakland, California, US. The rated storage capacity of the project is 28,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2019 and will be commissioned in 2021.


The EsVolta-Oakland Clean Energy Initiative Project 2 – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by esVolta. The project is owned by esVolta (100%).

The key applications of the project are demand response and grid support services.

Contractors involved

esVolta is the owner. esVolta is the developer.

Additional information

The Oakland Clean Energy Initiative (OCEI) aims to replace the 40-year-old “Oakland Power Plant,” in Jack London Square with clean energy resources. The storage project will provide EBCE with local resource adequacy – electricity-generating capacity that is available to serve demand even under stressful system conditions – and transmission-related reliability.

About esVolta

esVolta (esVolta) is a developer, owner and operator of utility-scale energy storage projects that develops a large pipeline of future storage projects. esVolta is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, the US.


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