The NextEra Energy-Riverside County Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage System is an 110,000kW energy storage project located in Riverside County, California, US.

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

Description

The NextEra Energy-Riverside County Solar PV Park – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by NextEra Energy Resources . The project is owned by NextEra Energy Resources (100%), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Capital Holdings .

The key applications of the project are renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

NextEra Energy Resources is the owner. NextEra Energy Resources is the developer.

Additional information

Kaiser Permanente has finalized an 180 MW power purchase agreement that will enable construction of utility-scale renewable 50 MW wind and 131 MW solar farms, and a large battery storage system. The solar farm and battery storage will be located in eastern Riverside County; the wind farm will be located across the border in Arizona, though the power transmission will be delivered directly to the California grid.

About NextEra Energy Resources

NextEra Energy Resources LLC (NEER), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Capital Holdings Inc,is a diversified clean energy company and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the US. The company, together with its subsidiaries owns, develops, constructs, manages and operates electricity generating facilities in wholesale energy markets in the US, Canada and Spain. The company generates electricity using different fuel sources such as natural gas and oil, wind, solar and nuclear. It offers electricity to utilities, retail electricity providers, power cooperatives, municipal electricity providers and industrial companies. The company also provides energy and capacity requirement services; conducts power and gas marketing and trading activities; participates in natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil production and pipeline infrastructure development; and owns a retail electricity provider. NEER is headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, the US.

Methodology

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