2018 Site Tours
November 6, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
ESNA site tours give attendees the opportunity to see an operational energy storage system in action. Tours will cover several different technologies and applications.
Space in each site tour is limited. Registration for site tours will open on June 25, 2018 and will be available on a first come, first reserved basis. Individuals may register for one tour per person.
Currently ESNA has confirmed the following site tours:
AltaGas Pomona Energy Storage Site
The AltaGas Pomona Energy Storage Site was part of the Aliso Canyon emergency energy storage procurement process and achieved commercial operations in December 2016. AltaGas constructed the 20MW / 80MWh lithium ion battery system facility in less than four months, achieving the industry's fastest deployment of 20 MW storage. The AltaGas facility reflects close collaboration of many leaders in the energy storage space, including Samsung, Parker Hannifin and Greensmith. On this site tour, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with AltaGas staff and view the battery installation.
Distance: 26 miles
LADWP Beacon Solar Plant and Beacon Energy Storage System
Well worth the two hour (each way) bus ride that takes you into the heart of the Mojave Desert, the Beacon site is home to a 250 MW solar photovoltaic power plant, sited on 2,400 acres of recovered alfalfa farmland. The system is connected to LADWP's 230 kV transmission lines through the new Beacon AC station ad the Barren Ridge Switching Station. The 34.5 kV collection system on the site is supplemented by the 20 MW lithium-ion battery energy storage system co-located at the Beacon Station. The energy storage system provides AC frequency control, voltage support, and energy storage to assist in compliance with LADWP's Balancing Authority NERC/FERC requirements, transmission grid and line stability, and energy storage to allow greater utilization of the energy from the Beacon Solar Plant.
This site tour leaves at 7:00 AM and includes breakfast and a packed lunch. Along the way there will be a rest stop.
Distance: 95 miles
LADWP Castaic Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Plant
Castaic Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Plant (CPP) is a seven unit pumped-storage hydroelectric plant operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The plant provides peak load power from the falling water on the West Branch of the California State Aqueduct through the utilization of 6 reversible 270 MW Francis turbine units and 1 conventional 55 MW Pelton wheel turbine unit operating on the Southern State Water Project. CPP can store energy (water) when it is in abundance and turn around and generate during peak needs. Because of this, and more, CPP plays a major role in the reliability of the LADWP power system. This is sure to be a crowd favorite- so register early!
Distance: 42 miles
LADWP La Kretz Innovation Campus
La Kretz Innovation Campus is a place where entrepreneurs, engineers, environmental organizations, and policymakers can collaborate, promote and support the development of clean technologies and LA’s green economy. In addition to being home to the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and an ecosystem of thought leaders, the campus features 30,000 sq.ft. of office and event space along with the region’s highest caliber Advanced Prototyping Center, where members can design, build, test, certify and manufacture products all under one roof. Features include an electronics lab, bio-chemistry lab, cell lab, CNC center, water jet center, welding shop, 3D printing shop, use of premium CAD software, laser cutters, woodworking, an assembly bay, training centers and more. The Advanced Prototyping Center is utilized by LACI portfolio companies and open to the public through membership.
Designed by John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK) and managed by LACI, the fully renovated 60,000 square foot facility is located in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. The campus comprises 3.2 acres owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP) and is LEED® certified Platinum, utilizing state-of-the-art green technology, including a 175-kilowatt photovoltaic solar canopy, fast charger EV stations, bioswales, and LA’s first public greywater filtration and microgrid systems.
Distance: 12 miles
PROTERRA WEST COAST BATTERY-ELECTRIC BUS MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Opened in 2016, Proterra’s 157,000 square foot West Coast manufacturing facility is located in the San Gabriel Valley within metro Los Angeles. Proterra’s heavy duty battery-electric buses are assembled in this facility using an advanced carbon-fiber-reinforced composite body and the market’s highest-efficiency electric drivetrain. Built from the ground up to accommodate up to 660kWh of energy storage, the Proterra Catalyst® vehicle is powered by industry-leading battery systems for heavy-duty transit, holding the world record for the longest distance traveled by an electric vehicle on a single charge. On this site tour, attendees will have the opportunity to see Proterra’s skilled production associates in action and learn about the assembly and high-tech manufacturing processes behind Proterra’s world class battery-electric vehicles.
Distance: 29 miles
Romeo Power Technology Manufacturing Facility
Romeo Power Technology is a world-leading lithium-ion battery designer and manufacturer based in Vernon, CA. The company's mission is to advance battery technology with a vision to end energy poverty. Romeo Power Technology produces the world's most energy dense battery systems for consumer products, electric vehicles and energy stationary storage applications. On this site tour, attendees will observe the design, manufacturing and testing facilities that will enable Romeo to help drive global electrification and energy access for all.
Distance: 18 miles
Southern California Edison Norwalk Enhanced Gas Turbine (EGT) Storage Site
The Southern California Edison Hybrid Enhanced Gas Turbine (EGT) is located at the Center Peaker Plant in Norwalk, CA. A GE Hybrid EGT is installed on an existing 50 MW natural gas peaker plant. At the heart of this technology is the integration of a GE 10 MW / 4.3MWh lithium ion battery energy storage system with a turbine featuring an advanced emission control system. The EGT is designed to respond immediately to changing energy needs. On this site tour, attendees will observe the unit and learn how this innovative system reduces greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, fuel and water consumption and maintenance costs.
Distance: 29 miles
The Net Zero Plus (NZP) Electrical Training Center
The NZP is a 142,000 square foot living laboratory for the building industry to apply Net Zero Plus strategies to its projects. The NZP facility combines highly efficient lighting, plug loads, HVAC, and envelope systems with a smart microgrid that demonstrates how an existing electrical infrastructure, integrated with advanced electronics, energy storage, and solar, can provide a platform for smarter, more reliable and resilient electrical systems.
The utility-scale NZP ETI microgrid demonstrates five smart grid functions:
• The ability to respond to a demand response signal from the utility by injecting active power into the grid from stored energy and integrating with existing building management systems
• The ability to showcase state-of-the-art inverter technology capable of integrating multiple DC sources and varying voltages to improve efficiency and reliability of renewable sources of energy
• The opportunity to provide a more reliable electrical system by maintaining uninterrupted power during power outages and using solar to sustain the load during daylight hours
• The use of the battery energy storage system to smooth solar production at the local level
• The ability to charge electric vehicles through multiple energy sources including clean renewable (solar), Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), or grid power
Join us for a guided tour of leading edge NZP features and also see how we track real-time analytics on energy generation, consumption, and storage with our advanced energy monitoring and evaluation system.
Distance: 18 miles
Cancellations made less than two (2) days prior to the site tour will incur a 100% charge. Site tour must be paid in full by October 26, 2018 or the registration will be canceled and seat will be made available to other attendees.