What an exciting time we are living in! PRE, Inc. is proud to have performed many of the power systems analysis and studies as a part of the design of the Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility mentioned in this fascinating article.
In Boost for Renewables, Grid-Scale Battery Storage Is on the Rise
By Cheryl Katz (Yale Environment 360)
The twin smokestacks of the Moss Landing Power Plant tower over Monterey Bay. Visible for miles along this picturesque stretch of the Northern California coast, the 500-foot-tall pillars crown what was once California’s largest electric power station — a behemoth natural gas-fired generator. Today, as California steadily moves to decarbonize its economy, those stacks are idle and the plant is largely mothballed. Instead, the site is about to begin a new life as the world’s largest battery, storing excess energy when solar panels and wind farms are producing electricity and feeding it back into the grid when they’re not.