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Hydrostor files application for second compressed air storage facility in California

1 Dec, 2021

  • We are expanding its long-duration energy storage footprint in California with a new facility, the Gem Energy Storage Center.
  • This facility, along with the concurrently developed Pecho Energy Storage Center, will collectively store up to 900 MW of renewable energy.
  • Both projects, using our Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage technology, aim to support California’s clean energy goals.
  • The Gem center, located in Kern County, will offer flexible, dispatchable energy for up to eight hours at full capacity, assisting in integrating renewable energy sources.
  • Expected online by 2026, these projects align with the California Public Utilities Commission’s directive to add 11,500 MW of clean energy capacity by 2026, replacing retiring natural gas and nuclear plants.

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