The Energy Storage Report 2024

Now available to download, covering deployments, technology, policy and finance in the energy storage market

Battery storage as peaking capacity: How Alamitos changed the game for California

By Andy Colthorpe

Commissioned at the start of this year, the Alamitos Battery Energy Storage System in California is a landmark project for the industry in having competed against natural gas to provide peaking capacity for the grid. Andy Colthorpe finds out the project’s backstory from Fluence’s Ray Hohenstein and AES’ Mark Miller.

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