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Fluence/AES Alamitos Energy Storage Center

Fluence/AES Alamitos Energy Storage Facility

 

  • 40,018-square-foot
  • Fully sprinklered
  • 35 energy storage battery cores
  • Three individual control areas
  • 35 inverters/transformers flanking the structure’s east and west exterior
  • New adjacent switchgear yard connected to inverter/transformers via underground duct banks
  • Six rooftop 130-ton cooling units
  • Three rooftop 20-ton heating units
  • Three smaller three-ton condenser units
Located in Long Beach, California the Fluence/AES Alamitos Energy Storage Facility is one of the world's largest BESS facilities in operation today. A Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) can be defined as an arrangement of batteries that collect energy generated by a power plant, stores it, and then releases that energy to the power grid at a later time when existing capacities are exceeded. Fully charged the batteries will supply a reliable power source during times of peak demand of up to 100 MW for four hours (400 MWh) of energy to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in milliseconds. BESS also support a cleaner energy future for Southern California Edison (SCE) customers by enabling increased integration of renewable energy, such as solar and wind.

This is an unmanned facility except for personnel performing necessary operational maintenance. Support spaces include a maintenance room, storage room, unisex toilet room, janitor’s closet, and three fire riser rooms.

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Building Design + Construction, 2019