Vistra In Contract With PG&E For 300-MW Battery Energy Storage

July 2, 2018

 

Vistra Energy has a 20-year contract with Pacific Gas and Electric to develop a large battery energy storage project in California.

The Irving-based company said Friday the 300-megawatt, 1,200-megawatt hour facility will be installed in an existing turbine building using interconnection from the mothballed Moss Landing Power Plant units 6 and 7 at the city of Moss Landing, about 50 miles south of San Jose.

Vistra is waiting on the California Public Utilities Commission for the okay to move ahead, with a decision expected before the end of September.

If approved, the project is expected to go online by the end of 2020.

Vistra President and CEO Curt Morgan said “the Moss Landing battery project will be the largest of its kind in the world and will position Vistra as a market leader in utility-scale battery development.

“This project is consistent with Vistra’s strategy to opportunistically invest in new technologies in support of the changing energy supply landscape.”