Leeward Renewable Energy’s (LRE) Antelope Valley BESS facility in Kern County, California is a 126-megawatt standalone battery energy storage system (BESS) in Kern County, California. The project is located adjacent to LRE’S 100-MW solar and storage Rabbitbrush project and 174-MW solar and storage Chaparral Springs project. The AVEP BESS facility is designed to support the resiliency and reliability of the California electrical grid and will be capable of storing over 500 MWhs of clean power that can be dispatched during peak load times to meet demand. LRE has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Southern California Edison (SCE) to purchase energy from AVEP BESS. Once complete, the facility will be LRE’s first standalone battery energy storage system. Construction of the AVEP BESS facility began in mid-2023, and the project is expected to be operational in 2024.
- Capacity126 MW (storage)