The Pine Tree Wind Farm – Battery Energy Storage System is a 10,000kW energy storage project located in Bakersfield, California, US. The rated storage capacity of the project is 20,000kWh.

The project was announced in 2013.


The Pine Tree Wind Farm – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by BYD. The project is owned by Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (100%).

The key applications of the project are reliable power supply and grid stability.

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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is the owner. BYD is the developer. BYD is the technology provider for the project.

About BYD

BYD Co Ltd (BYD) designs, manufactures and sells rechargeable batteries, photovoltaic products, handset components and other electronic products. The company also offers whole product assembly services. It manufactures and offers traditional fuel-engine vehicles, and new energy vehicles. The range of products developed by the company includes rechargeable batteries, LCD/LCM, plastic casing, keypad, FPC, camera lens and chargers. Automobile products include high-end, medium-end, and low-end cars, and whole car moulds, auto parts, DM (dual mode) and pure electric vehicle. It offers its products and services to handset manufacturers, and electric power tools and other portable electronic equipment manufacturers. The company operates across Americas, Europe, Japan, India, Hong Kong and other regions. BYD is headquartered in Shenzhen, China.


All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.