In a recent new development, the subsidiaries of Recurrent Energy and CSI Energy Storage, named Axium Infrastructure and Canadian Solar, have collaborated and announced a breakthrough in the field of energy and power. It has been revealed that both of the subsidiaries have achieved a milestone after installing and then implementing the “world’s largest single-phase energy storage facility” named “Crimson Storage,” which has an overwhelming capacity of generating energy storage of about 350 MW/1400 MWh, in just a single phase. The facility surpassed expectations as it has been reported that it can supply maximum power to California’s grid.
Coupled with this, the project has been completed with 80% funding from Axium and 20% funding from Recurrent Energy. Not to mention, the CSI Energy Storage system serves as the “project integrator” by providing “Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC)” services to the facility. Hence, this will prove beneficial for the facility in the long run. In addition to this, as per recent estimates, the facility has enough capability to deliver electricity to around 47,000 homes per year. The authorities have also taken into consideration the limitations of the environment and have taken serious measures to protect the environment from any negative effects of the project.
It has been reported that the facility is subjected to eliminating 275,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the environment which is definitely a good achievement. However, Gavin Newsom, who is serving as the Governor of California, said, “The Crimson Energy Storage project epitomizes California leadership – clean energy, innovation, and economic development through good, union jobs. We’ve been laser-focused on quickly bringing projects like this online to achieve our goal of a 100% clean energy grid. Congratulations to the people across the public and private sectors who are responsible for bringing this major project online to the benefit of all Californians.”
In addition to this, Shawn Qu, who is the CEO of Canadian Solar, stated, “Recurrent Energy began developing Crimson Storage and our larger energy storage pipeline in 2015 when no large-scale storage projects yet existed. Last year, we started bringing these projects to fruition also thanks to our CSI Energy Storage team. Today we celebrate how far we have come in delivering the much-needed flexible generation that will support the U.S. and California’s transformative climate goals.”
To that end, the project is also generating sources of employment for people in different domains and has currently employed around 140 union workers from “The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, International Union of Operating Engineers, Laborer’s International Union of North America, and the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Union”, as per the company. Karen Mouritsen, BLM California state director, said:
“The project represents another major step forward in the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035. We look forward to supporting additional projects like Crimson Storage that ensure responsible energy development on BLM lands.”