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RES To Construct 30MW Storage Project for San Diego Utility

Press Release   •  Apr 20, 2017 18:52 GMT

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California Utility Seeks More Storage to Harness Clean Energy and Enhance Reliability

Broomfield, CO – Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in energy storage integration, is pleased to announce an agreement with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), an investor-owned utility in California, to build a 30 MW/120 MWh RESolve® Energy Storage System (ESS). The system will be located in Miramar, a community of San Diego, California.

RES’ agreement with SDG&E provides engineering, procurement and construction services, along with a 20-year "full wrap" asset management and performance guarantee powered by the RESolve® Energy Management System. SDG&E is awaiting approval for the project from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and anticipates construction beginning within the next 18 months.

The project will employ RES’ proprietary RESolve® Energy Management System technology and will be sufficient to power the equivalent of approximately 20,000 US homes for four hours upon operation. Instead of container-based layouts spread over several large areas, the RESolve® facility is designed to fit within a single building, with the entirety of the plant fitting in roughly the space of one acre.

"This project will have a great impact for SDG&E and its customers," says RES’ CTO, Dr. Andrew Oliver. "The RESolve® ESS provides safe, reliable, and economic solutions for the utility and its customers."

Currently, RES’ contracted energy storage portfolio exceeds 175MW and 210MWh.

Since 1997, RES has been providing development, engineering, construction, and operations services to the utility-scale wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage markets across the Americas. The company employs more than 500 full-time professionals and has over 9,000 MW of utility-scale renewable energy and energy storage projects and has constructed more than 1,000 miles of transmission lines throughout the U.S. and Canada. RES’ U.S. corporate office is located in Broomfield, CO with regional offices located in Austin, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Old Saybrook, CT, and Sacramento, CA. Globally, RES has developed and/or built over 12 GW of renewable energy capacity, has an asset management portfolio exceeding 2 GW, and is active in a range of renewable technologies including wind, solar, energy storage, and transmission.

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