The SDG&E El Cajon Substation – BESS is a 7,500kW energy storage project located in El Cajon, California, US.
The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2016 and was commissioned in 2017.
The SDG&E El Cajon Substation – BESS was developed by San Diego Gas & Electric. The project is owned by San Diego Gas & Electric (100%), a subsidiary of Sempra Energy.
The key application of the project is the system will improves regional reliability and incorporate an increasing share of renewable energy.
Samsung SDI and San Diego Gas & Electric have delivered the battery energy storage project.
Associated Power Source: El Cajon Substation AES Energy Storage, has entered into two contracts with San Diego Gas and Electric. AES will install and commission two energy storage arrays totaling 37.5 MW using its Advancion energy storage solution at sites in San Diego County, California. The SDG&E-owned energy storage arrays will help to improve regional reliability and integrate greater amounts of renewable energy when operational by the end of January 2017. Located at SDG&E substations in Escondido and El Cajon, the Advancion energy storage arrays will provide 37.5 MW of power and serve as a 75 MW flexible resource to the grid. Combined, the arrays will provide enough capacity to power approximately 25,000 homes for four hours. Both arrays incorporate components from best-in-class Advancion-certified suppliers, including batteries by Samsung SDI and power conversion systems by Parker Hannifin.
About San Diego Gas & Electric
San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDGE), a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, is an energy service provider that offers electric generation, transmission and distribution services. The company also distributes natural gas. Its residential services include payment and bill assistance, start, stop, move service, service checkup, check my gas appliances, request letter of credit history, request change of mailing address, request letter of residency, and special update. The company also offers a variety of workshops and training seminars to business customers in San Diego and southern Orange counties. SDGE is headquartered in San Diego, California, the US.b
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