July 23, 2020

Largest US battery resource connects to CAISO grid, signaling next phase in California’s storage growth

Jason Burwen, vice president of policy at the Energy Storage Association, said in a statement that the announcement reflects the relentless movement of energy storage into mainstream electric system operations. 

“It’s also important to note that this project is a standalone battery storage system. While there can be benefits to integrating storage directly with generation as a ‘hybrid resource,’ the LS Power storage system in CAISO is a reminder that effective grid operations can utilize the flexibility of storage as a standalone asset,” Burwen said. 

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