The Molino Substation Battery Energy Storage Project-BESS is a 10,000kW energy storage project located in California, US.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2015.


The Molino Substation Battery Energy Storage Project-BESS is owned by Pacific Gas and Electric (100%), a subsidiary of PG&E.

The key applications of the project are stationary transmission/distribution upgrade and deferral.

Contractors involved

Pacific Gas and Electric is the owner of Molino Substation Battery Energy Storage Project-BESS.

Additional information

PG&E 75 MW Energy Storage Procurement announced December 2, 2015 – 10-megawatt battery from Hecate Energy to support PG&E’s Molino substation near Sebastopol.
The California Public Utilities Commission on Sept. 20 issued a final written approval, following a review of the matter at a Sept. 15 commission meeting, on four energy storage agreements for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and three energy storage agreements for Southern California Edison (SCE).

Two purchase and sale agreements for Pacific Gas and Electric were not approved. The commission determined that Southern California Edison has met its 2014 energy storage targets with approval of these contracts, but that Pacific Gas and Electric has not yet met its 2014 targets.


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