Strata Clean Energy has commenced the construction of its Scatter Wash battery storage complex in Phoenix, Arizona, with a planned operational start in April 2025. Envisioned as a substantial addition to the energy landscape, the facility boasts a capacity of 255MW/1020MWh, with the capability to power over 250,000 homes daily for four hours over two decades.
The Scatter Wash project aligns with Strata's commitment to delivering reliable energy to Arizona Public Service (APS) customers, accommodating rising power demands and effectively storing renewable energy from local solar power installations. The strategic timing of energy release is particularly significant during peak electricity demand in the hot Arizona summers.
Tesla's Megapack 2XL, a fully integrated battery system featuring cutting-edge battery technology, software, and power conversion systems, will play a pivotal role in the project. These batteries are designed to store and dispatch electrical energy efficiently, contributing to grid stability during optimal periods.
Josh Rogol, President of Strata Clean Energy, emphasized the project's significance in advancing large-scale sustainable energy solutions in a growing metropolitan area. Rogol highlighted Strata's commitment to addressing critical grid challenges and supporting the goals of utility clients like APS.
He underlined the broader impact of the project on decarbonization, economic development, and sustainability, emphasizing job creation and local investment as integral components of the initiative.