The California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice) selected esVolta to develop, build and operate the 15 MW/60MWh facility in Santa Paula, California. The pandemic as well as several power outages have increased the demand for energy storage.
The Black Walnut Energy Storage project is expected to be in service in summer 2022, supplying the CalChoice member communities of Lancaster, Pico Rivera, Rancho Mirage, San Jacinto and Apple Valley. It will also provide further services to the electric grid, reinforcing California’s transition to a cleaner, more resilient and renewable-based electric system.
“The award of these contracts for our Black Walnut project is an important milestone for esVolta,” said Randolph Mann, president of esVolta. “We are extremely pleased to be able to provide cost effective energy storage capacity for these leading CCAs and help them advance their mission to deliver affordable power to homeowners and businesses across their vibrant southern California communities.”
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