The Squaw Valley Ski Resort – Battery Energy Storage System is an 8,000kW energy storage project located in North Tahoe, California, US.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2018 and will be commissioned in 2021.


The Squaw Valley Ski Resort – Battery Energy Storage System is owned by Liberty Utilities (100%), a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities.

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integration and microgrid capability.

Contractors involved

Liberty Utilities is the owner. Tesla is the technology provider for the project.

Additional information

The project is still under review by the California Public Utilities Commission and Placer County.


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