Eaton, Powin Energy collaborate on Aliso Canyon Energy Storage Project

Power management company Eaton announced a contract with Powin Energy to deliver a 2 MW energy storage project in the Los Angeles Basin to support regional electric capacity and grid reliability.

The project is part of the Southern California Edison 2016 Aliso Canyon Energy Storage Resources Adequacy (RA) Only solicitation, which procured fast-responding energy storage resources.

“Powin Energy and Eaton worked together to help expedite and simplify the deployment of a dynamic energy storage system,” said Danny Lu, vice president of sales and marketing at Powin Energy. “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.”

Under the contract with Powin Energy, Eaton provided a utility-scale energy storage inverter, transformer, grid interface switchgear, low-voltage switchboard, B-Line series cable tray and commissioning services. The project will incorporate a 2,000 kW Eaton Power Xpert energy storage inverter, which provides some of the highest power ratings for grid-tied, utility-scale storage projects and an 8,000 kWh Powin Battery Energy Storage System.

Eaton’s Power Xpert energy storage inverters and transformers are assembled in the U.S. Eaton’s Western U.S. regional manufacturing facilities and local technical support services are helping expedite the power distribution solutions.

“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,” said Chris Thompson, grid power business unit manager, Eaton. “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.”

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