Powin Energy to utilize Eaton equipment for 2-MW ESS for SCE under 2016 Aliso Canyon procurement

Written By: Stratton Report
April 13, 2017

On April 13, Eaton announced a contract with Powin Energy to deliver a 2-megawatt energy storage project in the Los Angeles Basin to support regional electric capacity and grid reliability.

According to Eaton, the project is part of the SCE 2016 Aliso Canyon energy storage resources solicitation, which procured fast-responding energy storage resources.

Eaton stressed it is the single source provider for the energy storage inverter and balance of system equipment.

Danny Lu, Vice President of sales and marketing at Powin Energy remarked:

Powin Energy and Eaton worked together to help expedite and simplify the deployment of a dynamic energy storage system. The solution combines Powin’s Stack140 energy storage system that includes our proprietary bp-OS software with Eaton’s Power Xpert storage inverter. Plus, Eaton’s electrical solutions, with real-time communications and diagnostics help reduce operation and maintenance costs while enhancing system responsiveness.

Per Eaton, the project will incorporate a 2-MW Eaton energy storage inverter, and an 8,000-kWh Powin BESS

Chris Thompson, grid power business unit manager, Eaton commented: “The energy storage projects in Southern California are a key part of a broader initiative that will help develop next generation energy infrastructure to enhance grid reliability and stability across the entire L.A. Basin. With a fast-tracked timeline, the energy storage system deployed by Powin Energy and Eaton demonstrates how quickly such systems can be brought online to address our energy challenges.”