PG&E seeks approval for 1.6 GW battery storage power plants

U.S. utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has submitted nine battery storage power plant projects totaling about 1.6 gigawatts for approval to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The plants, which are expected to come online between August 2023 and June 2024, would bring the company’s total storage system capacity to 3.3 GW, according to a PG&E statement. Currently, PG&E operates about 0.6 GW at three plants that came online last July and August. Another 1.1 GW are in the planning stages in addition to those now submitted for approval.

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