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Major San Diego Energy Project Will Be Enough To Power Over 100,000 Homes

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Newsradio 600 KOGO
 2021-12-31
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San Diego is ready to roll out a new project aimed at adding more emissions-free energy to California's electric grid, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune .

EnerSmart Storage, a San Diego-based renewable energy company , will design and operate 44 battery storage systems.

With 12 sites across the county, the systems will be able to increase energy efficiency and enhance grid reliability.

Sites in Chula Vista and El Cajon are scheduled to break ground within the next month and will begin commercial operations on April 1.

According to the Union-Tribune , the entire portfolio will account for 165 megawatts and 336 megawatt-hours of battery storage electricity, which is enough to power 110,000 homes for two hours.

“We’re super excited about it just because it’s something that is really helping the growth of renewable energy,” EnerSmart managing partner James Beach told the Union-Tribune , who said the portfolio will assist the San Diego Gas & Electric distribution system. “It’s helping local residents and businesses by having this backup power available.”

The project will help the county meet new California environmental standards . The state's Renewable Portfolio Standard requires that 60 percent of California's electricity comes from renewable sources by 2030.

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