Recently, Pacific Gas Power, the largest utility company in California, submitted a detailed plan for energy storage investment to the California Energy Commission, calling on the state to speed up the approval of four battery projects with a total capacity of 567 megawatts. Once successfully approved, PG&E will be squeezed out. Electric car giant Tesla has become the world's largest battery project leader.
It is reported that at the end of last year, Tesla's 100-megawatt lithium-ion battery, built in Jamestown, north of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, was officially launched. This is the largest energy storage project in the world and will become an important part of the Australian energy structure. Component. After half a year, the US 'Green Energy Pioneer' California is expected to set a new record and win the world's largest energy storage project owner. This seems to mean that as an indispensable 'added value' for the renewable energy industry, energy storage is in the world. Make a big splash.
At the moment, more and more U.S. utility companies are turning their attention to energy storage technology, intended to make batteries a substitute for fossil fuel power plants, or to generate power stabilizers for intermittent energy. At this point, California The utility company is ahead. California passed legislation in 2010 to become the first state in the United States to set a storage target, and then the state utility company began to study energy storage investment plans. In addition to PG&E, San Diego Gas Power Company (SDG&E) ), U.S. California Edison Power Company and other utilities are all arranging their own energy storage projects.
Obviously, under the combined effect of actual demand and policy thrust, in the context of the transformation of power systems towards low carbonization and digitalization, major US utility companies are actively expanding the scale of energy storage, and energy storage has become a boost to renewable energy. An important force for development. The US Energy Storage Association pointed out in a report that the United States installed a total of 0.5 GW of energy storage facilities in 2017 and expects to add at least 35 GW of energy storage capacity in the next eight years.