“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.”
The Black Walnut project was selected by CalChoice to provide incremental resource adequacy to help ensure sufficient capacity to meet anticipated load growth for each member CCA. The project will also provide an array of energy and ancillary services to the electric grid, facilitating California’s transition to a cleaner and more resilient electric system.
esVolta currently has approximately 575 MWh of energy storage projects in operation, under construction, or under development pursuant to executed utility and CCA off-take contracts, in addition to a pipeline of approximately 2,000 MWh of additional development stage projects.
“Both the current pandemic and the planned power outages over the last several months demonstrate the need to be prepared for any disaster that may arise,” said R. Rex Parris, chair of Cal Choice and Mayor of the City of Lancaster. “In today’s energy-intensive climate, grid resiliency is absolutely vital to these preparations. Through our partnership with esVolta, we are becoming more resilient than ever before.”