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Glendale Water and Power/Skylar Energy BESS Pilot

Technology Type Lithium-ion Battery
Rated Power 2000 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 0.48
URL More about Glendale Water and Power/Skylar Energy BESS Pilot
After careful evaluation of several battery systems and working closely with reputed battery system and inverter companies to analyze different technologies, GWP agreed to Skylar’s recommendation to use a 2-MW battery energy storage system (BESS) as a pilot system. This pilot unit was used to evaluate the ACE application. A vacant lot adjacent to the newly built Grandview substation in northwest Glendale, California, U.S., was chosen for the location of the BESS. In March 2016, GWP executed a turnkey equipment supply agreement, whereby Skylar agreed to engineer, procure, construct and commission the BESS. The main components of the BESS are as follows: • 2-MW BESS, supplied by Saft • 2-MVA PCS, supplied by ABB • 2-MVA, 69-kV, 373-V power transformer, supplied by Virginia Transformer • 69-kV gas-insulated substation breaker, supplied by GE • A new 69-kV transmission line connecting the BESS to the Kellogg switching station, completed by GWP.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On DD.05.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

6135 San Fernando Road
Glendale, California
United States

Utility Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Utility Type Public Owned
Paired Grid Resource
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Utility-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Energy Storage Technology Provider Saft
Power Electronics Provider ABB
Cost & Performance
Performance Performance metrics not available
Service Use Case Frequency Regulation
Renewables Capacity Firming
Transmission Congestion Relief

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