Renewable energy developer Arevon Energy announced the signing of a long-term offtake agreement with electricity provider MCE for 188 MW of the Cormorant Energy Storage Project.

Cormorant is a 250 MW/1,000 MWh standalone battery storage project to be constructed in two phases in Daly City, California. The first 188 MW phase is scheduled to begin construction in the first quarter of 2025 and would become operational in the second quarter of 2026.

Cormorant will discharge energy to provide power when needed during peak demand periods.

The project’s battery storage containers will include racks of batteries, control units, fire prevention and fire protection equipment, voltage transformers and inverters and a small on-site substation. The containers typically range from 10 to 25 feet long, 6 to 8 feet deep, and 6 to 10 feet high.

This agreement is the first commercial contract for Arevon and MCE. MCE is a community choice energy provider that supplies electricity to 1.5 million residents and businesses in several California counties.

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