Parent Of Retail Supplier Announces Expansion of World's Largest Battery Energy Storage Facility
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Vistra today announced that it plans to further expand its Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility in Moss Landing, California.
The company has entered into a 15-year resource adequacy agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for a new 350-megawatt/1,400-megawatt-hour battery system.
This would complement the existing 400 MW/1,600 MWh of energy storage capacity already at the site.
On Jan. 21, 2022, PG&E filed its application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to approve the contract, with a decision expected within 180 days.
"Like previous phases, Moss Landing Phase III will be able to move quickly due to the utilization of an already-approved development permit and its location on a Vistra-owned power plant site with existing interconnection and infrastructure," Vistra said
Today's announcement brings the Moss Landing site's total energy storage capacity to 750 MW/3,000 MWh, which Vistra said is the largest of its kind in the world:
Moss Landing – Phase I (300 MW/1,200 MWh)
Moss Landing – Phase II (100 MW/400 MWh)
Moss Landing – Phase III (350 MW/1,400 MWh)
Vistra said that with additional phases, the project could eventually reach 1,500 MW
Pending the receipt of CPUC approval, Vistra anticipates construction on the third phase of the Moss Landing battery energy storage project will commence in May 2022 and will begin commercial operations prior to June 2023.
"With a robust pipeline of projects, Vistra plans to grow its zero-carbon Vistra Zero portfolio to 7,300 MW by 2026. This includes 5,000 MW of renewables and energy storage and the company's 2,300-MW emission-free nuclear facility, Comanche Peak. In addition to its California projects, the company currently has six solar installations and 11 other storage and solar-plus-storage facilities, all in various stages of development and operations in Texas and Illinois. Ahead of this summer, Vistra will bring online its 50-MW Brightside Solar Facility, the 108-MW Emerald Grove Solar Facility, and the 260-MW DeCordova Energy Storage Facility – all in the Texas ERCOT market," Vistra said