Largest grid-tied lithium ion battery system deployed today in San Diego

Largest grid-tied lithium ion battery system deployed today in San Diego:

On Friday, Southern California utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) held a small press conference in Escondido to show off its brand new energy storage facility, a 30MW battery system capable of storing 120MWh of energy, which can serve 20,000 customers for four hours. SDG&E also introduced a 7.5MW battery system built in El Cajon, CA.

H/t reader kevin a:

“A tonne of coal produces roughly 2 MWh of energy i.e. 2 MW for an hour.
60 tonne of coal for 120MWH power
coal is 50$ tonne *60 = $3000 an hour for coal.
Lithium cost about 20,000 a tonne.”

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  1. On a recent trip to the Faeroe Islands I saw a large array of Wind Turbines & next to them were three large FEU Containers which I was advised were a Seimens installation of back up Li-on batteries to supplement the Torshavn supply when the Hydro failed.

    Seems it’s the way forward.

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