Entries by Blaise Nauyokas

Agencies seek private partner to develop 500-MW San Vicente energy storage project

By Elizabeth Ingram 9.20.2021 The San Diego County Water Authority has issued a request for proposals seeking a full-service private partner capable of developing the 500-MW San Vicente pumped energy storage project, planned jointly by the Water Authority and the City of San Diego. The partner agencies aim to maximize the value of the existing […]

Private entity sought to develop San Diego pumped-storage energy facility

By Jay Landers – 8/30/2021 In 2018, the state of California updated its Renewables Portfolio Standard to call for obtaining 60% of its power from renewable energy sources by 2030. At the same time, the state also mandated that its electricity system be powered solely by carbon-free, renewable energy sources by 2045. Meeting these ambitious […]

Funds for Pumped Storage Hydro Expected To Help Propel California’s Clean Energy Future

By: Cameron Schilling, Vice President, Market Strategies and Regulatory Affairs, NHA Employees working at the San Diego County Water Authority and the City of San Diego likely won’t be taking much of an August vacation. Instead, many of them will be gearing up for preliminary studies, environmental reviews, and licensing activities for the proposed San […]

Opinion: San Vicente hydroelectric project a smart way to make power grid more resilient

It will provide electricity at night after solar power goes slack By The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board July 29, 2021 4:56 PM PT The editorial board operates independently from the U-T newsroom but holds itself to similar ethical standards. We base our editorials and endorsements on reporting, interviews and rigorous debate, and strive for […]

San Vicente Energy Project allocated $18 million in state budget

by Coast News wire services July 19, 2021 REGION — The San Vicente Energy Storage Facility received $18 million from the state budget signed this week by Gov. Gavin Newsom, the San Diego County Water Authority announced on Friday. The money is enough to advance the large-scale renewable energy project through the initial design, environmental […]