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    Adera Solar California

    Together, we are transforming how we power California. 

    California has one of the most ambitious renewable energy goals in the country, committing to 100% clean power by 2045, and is implementing some of the most innovative, ambitious technologies to get there. 

    In California, we recognize the need for advanced technology to create a modernized, reliable grid. That’s why we’ve placed an increased focus on battery energy storage, both as standalone facilities and paired with wind and solar resources in hybrid solutions. The Alamitos Battery Energy Storage System, the world’s first standalone energy storage system for local capacity, was inaugurated in 2021 and showcases our innovation in storage solutions.   

    As we continue to operate and innovate in the state, we will consistently provide clean and reliable energy, create local jobs, and invest in non-profits, education, and local businesses. At the same time, we will listen to our customers to co-create solutions that meet California's evolving energy needs. 

     

     

    Impact we've made

    1,315

    Total operational megawatts (MWdc) in the state

    174

    Operational projects in the state

    1989

    Year we began operating in the state

    Alamitos

    Increasing the delivery of reliable and sustainable energy for Southern California with standalone energy storage

    In December 2020, AES completed the Alamitos Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Long Beach, California, one of the world's largest battery storage systems in operation today. Powered by Fluence, AES' joint venture with Siemens, the system is a standalone energy storage facility for local capacity, providing up to 400 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy to provide greener, smarter, and more reliable power to Southern California Edison (SCE) customers while also helping California meet its sustainability goal of 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2045.

    The Alamitos BESS represents the first time in history a standalone battery energy storage system was specifically procured to replace a natural gas peaker plant in the U.S and the world’s first grid-scale energy storage system to receive a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA), demonstrating the value of energy storage in creating a clean, reliable and dependable grid.

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    Rows of large battery energy storage

    Alamitos Battery Energy Storage System

    Partner: Fluence
    Southern
     California Edison

    Impact:

    • The energy storage facility in Long Beach will provide up to 400 MWh of local energy to ensure power flexibility and reliability for Southern California Edison (SCE) customers while helping the state meet its aggressive target of 100 percent clean energy by 2045.
    • Provide power during peak demand to 22,000 local homes

    "With the commissioning of the Alamitos BESS, the State of California moves closer to its goal of a more sustainable and reliable energy future. AES is proud to work together with Southern California Edison to accelerate the adoption of this greener, smarter energy technology," said Mark Miller, AES Market Business Leader for California and AES Southland General Manager.

     

    Solar panels in CA with flora

    Landowners

    We present landowners with new opportunities to capitalize on the value of their land while retaining ownership throughout the project life cycle. For many, this is a welcome complement to current land use and an opportunity to diversify their land investment while hedging against volatile commodity prices. For others, our projects offer an income stream and land-use option where none otherwise existed.

    Our teams and landowners work together, in partnership, from the beginning stages of site discussions, through permitting, construction, and operation. The landowner relationship with AES begins early, is built on trust and open communication, ensuring a beneficial partnership for everyone.

    Impact we're making

    Project name

    Planned capacity

    Planned storage capacity

    Location

    Construction start

    Expected operational date

    Luna Storage

    --

    100 MW

    City of Lancaster

    2021

    September 2021

    Raceway 2.0 Solar

    156 MWdc

    --

    Kern County

    September 2021

    December 2022

    Antex 3A & 3B

    25.25 MWdc

    --

    Unincorporated Los Angeles County

    TBD

    May 2021

    Antex 1B

    22 MWdc

    --

    City of Lancaster

    July 2021

    October 2021

    Baldy Mesa Solar

    120MWdc

    100 MW

    City of Adelanto

    November 2021

    December 2022

    Estrella Solar + Storage

    72 MWdc

    28 MW

    City of Lancaster

    January 2022

    TBD

    LAB Storage

    --

    100 MW

    City of Lancaster

    September 2021

    May 2022

    Project information is approximate and subject to change

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    Partnerships and memberships in the state

    • Antelope Valley College
    • Antelope Valley College Foundation
    • City of Tehachapi
    • City of Lancaster
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    • Lancaster Performing Arts Center Foundation
    • Kern County Sheriff
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    • Ironworkers Local 433
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    • Lancaster Sheriff Station
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