Energy services provider Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS) announced on Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to manage the operations of a 30-MW/60-MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) located in Santa Paula, California.
The Santa Paula BESS is owned by esVolta LP, an energy storage developer and part of sustainable infrastructure investor Generate Capital. As part of the deal, CAMS will assume responsibility for the battery's operations and maintenance (O&M), including preventative and corrective maintenance. The company will also manage balance of plant equipment and warranty claims.
Situated in Santa Paula, the lithium-ion BESS plays a crucial role in providing reliability, resiliency, and peak load capacity to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) grid. With a capacity sufficient to power 20,000 homes for four hours, the facility contributes to the state's grid stability.
In November of the previous year, esVolta secured a tax equity deal with a US Bank unit to support the installation of the Santa Paula battery. The facility, designed to deliver capacity and ancillary services to the state electric grid, has established long-term contracts with a major energy commodity firm and several California electric community choice aggregators.
This operational collaboration between CAMS and esVolta reflects the ongoing efforts to enhance the efficiency and reliability of energy storage systems, playing a vital role in supporting California's transition to a sustainable and resilient grid infrastructure.