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SCE Deploys Battery Storage

To Help with State Energy Needs



Wouldn't it be great to be able to use the energy produced by the sun at night? We can do that now with battery storage! As part of our commitment to reducing greenhouse gases, Southern California Edison (SCE) believes that battery storage is a fundamental component of a cleaner, more resilient, more cost-effective electric grid. Storage helps us to integrate renewable energy resources, which will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet the state’s clean air goals. Battery storage is to electricity as your cell phone charger is to extending the use of your phone! 



Recent Progress

  • SCE is working with the state to bring 580 megawatts of battery storage online by 2024, which is enough electricity to power 145,000 homes. And we have almost reached our goal. 
  • In 2017, we have signed contracts for more than 400 megawatts of battery storage, which is nearly double the amount that was installed in the entire nation in 2015
  • SCE was ranked No. 2 by the Smart Electric Power Alliance as an energy storage utility. This annual market survey reflects the number of new storage megawatts, or capacity, installed on behalf of customers.



What is Battery Storage?

This is the ability to store energy for use when needed. Although battery storage is used every day on a small scale (for household use such as electronics), only recently has energy storage evolved for use on a mass scale.


Today’s large-scale batteries will allow SCE to capture and store energy during times of low demand, such as mornings when energy is plentiful and inexpensive, and use it during times of high demand, such as late afternoons/evenings when energy is in short supply and more expensive. 




The Benefits of Battery Storage include ...

  • Supports  the electric grid by increasing power reliability and resiliency
  • Helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Helps to integrate renewable energy resources
  • Provides additional capacity to the electric grid
  • Offsets traditional ways of meeting energy demand (i.e., SCE may avoid some need for new power plants, transmission lines, or distribution circuits)




SCE Research and Innovation

SCE is constantly researching new technologies for the electric grid and evaluating how they might best serve our customers. In this photo, an employee checks on a lithium-ion battery rack. This battery storage system in Orange is SCE’s first pilot system deployed to support the local electric distribution grid. 


SCE Storage Projects in Operation


World's First Low-Emission Hybrid Battery Storage, Gas Turbine Peaker System

Just this year, SCE has brought on three new innovative battery storage resources to the electric grid. Click on the links below to learn more.

  • An SCE project with Tesla Energy for two 10-megawatt battery storage systems next to our Mira Loma substation in Ontario.
  • SCE projects with General Electric for two 10-megawatt battery storage systems. One is located in Norwalk and the other in Rancho Cucamonga. Each system integrates with SCE's "peaker plant," allowing the plant to operate in standby mode without using fuel or emitting greenhouse gases and enabling immediate response to changing energy dispatch needs.  


 To learn more about battery energy storage, go to ...




Southern California Edison   | Visit us at www.sce.com





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The 45 Best Military-Friendly Colleges


University of La Verne, has been featured on our list of the Top Military-Friendly Colleges in America! The transition from military to college can be difficult for veterans, with a post-secondary completion rate of about 52% (ranging from vocational training to advanced graduate degrees).    

Colleges featured on our Military-Friendly list go above and beyond in their approach to veterans and military families by offering additional services which include financial-aid opportunities beyond the norm, special counseling services, veteran-oriented career consulting and much more!  

All schools featured on our list are members of, or recognize:


  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
  • ACE Credit Honored - Accept ACE credits towards their degree of choice
  • Yellow Ribbon Program - Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Participant

The sacrifice veterans and their families give to in order protect the freedoms of California residents and the country as a whole can never be repaid, but the effort of University of La Verne and other featured schools demonstrates the respect veterans deserve.  


Please use the following links for more details:



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