Long-Duration Energy Storage
In February 2021, we partnered with ten other CCAs to form California Community Power – a Joint Powers Authority – to leverage our combined buying power to procure new, cost-effective clean energy and reliability resources.
On March 8, 2022, the San José City Council voted to approve SJCE’s participation in California Community Power’s long-term contract for 69 megawatts of long-duration storage (LDS). Read the press release to learn more about this groundbreaking investment.
Similar to battery storage, which provides energy for a few hours, LDS will charge from the grid when renewable resources are at their peak and discharge power for 8-16 hours when renewable production is lowest. This new technology will help us transition away from fossil fuels and meet reliability goals.