esVolta wins deal to supply Li-ion battery energy storage to CalChoice

esVolta, a developer and owner of utility-scale energy storage projects across North America, has won a deal to deliver a new Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery energy storage system for California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice).

CalChoice is a hybrid joint powers authority made up of five operational community choice aggregations (CCAs) in the cities of Lancaster, Pico Rivera, Rancho Mirage, San Jacinto, and the Town of Apple Valley, California.

esVolta will develop, build, and operate the Black Walnut Energy Storage project, a 15 MW / 60 MWh facility to be built in Santa Paula, California. The project will operational by June 2022.

“The award of these contracts for our Black Walnut project is an important milestone for esVolta,” said Randolph Mann, president of esVolta.

“We established CalChoice in 2017 and it’s been our goal since then to make a battery energy storage system available for our associate members,” said Jason Caudle, executive director of CalChoice.

esVolta currently has approximately 575 MWh of energy storage projects in operation, under construction, or under development pursuant to executed utility and CCA off-take contracts, in addition to a pipeline of approximately 2,000 MWh of additional development stage projects.