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Recurrent Energy signs deal with PG&E for energy storage capacity [free access]

August 10, 2021

Recurrent Energy—a utility-scale solar and energy storage project developer—has recently signed a 15-year resource adequacy agreement with  Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), to provide 150 MW/600 MWh of energy storage in Phase 2 of the Crimson project.


The 350 MW/1,400 MWh Crimson project will be one of the largest battery energy storage projects in the world, when it enters into service beginning in the summer of 2022.


The project would be designed and laid out largely in 2 MW increments, each of which would include an inverter-transformer station. Up to four substations would transform voltage from the 34.5 kV electrical collection cables to 230 kV.


The agreement with PG&E is in response to a decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) directing California utilities to take actions to prepare for potential extreme weather in the summers of 2021 and 2022.