GES to build an advanced energy storage system in San Diego

One of the largest, most environmentally-friendly, battery-based energy storage systems in the US will be installed at the University of California, San Diego. The 2.5 MW (5 MWh) system (enough to power 2,500 homes) will be integrated into the university’s microgrid, which generates 92% of the electricity used on campus annually and is considered one of the world’s most advanced microgrids.

UC San Diego awarded GES the design-build. The project includes the site development, installation and commissioning of a 2.5 MW, 2 hour grid tied energy storage system, that will be located at the East Campus Utility Plant (ECUP) site.

The 2.5 MW, 5 MWh energy storage system is the latest addition to UC San Diego’s portfolio of energy storage devices, one of the most diverse energy storage portfolios of any university in the world.