BEI applauds a California BESS milestone it helped to achieve

At a press conference in April, Scott Murtishaw, Executive Director of CESA, joined with Governor Newsom and other clean energy leaders to announce and celebrate an important achievement: the installation of 10,000 MW of battery energy storage (BESS) in California. The state has been able to increase its battery storage capacity more than tenfold in just five years.

In applauding this accomplishment, Murtishaw noted, “The stationary energy storage industry began in California. We boast more installed energy storage capacity than any other state—and the largest and second-largest energy storage facilities in the world.”

A major player in California BESS construction

BEI Construction, a longstanding member of CESA, has played a significant role in reaching this significant sustainable energy milestone. The company is one of the key firms leading the way in the creation of BESS infrastructure throughout California—including non-lithium technologies such as flow, thermal, and fuel cells.

“Our company has engaged in more than 1.4 GW battery storage products, including 274 MW / 1.15 Gh of BESS utilizing the Tesla Megapack,” says Jerry Zampino, BEI General Manager, Energy Storage. “This segment of our business has grown considerably as the demand for BESS continues to increase in California. “We’re now one of the leading energy storage EPC partners in the state.”

With end-to-end capabilities in house, BEI self-performs nearly every facet of BESS projects, ranging from several to hundreds of MW in size—including engineering, EMS, electrical, civil, structural/mechanical, testing and commissioning services. The company designs and builds both in front of the meter and behind the meter energy storage.

For a sampling of BEI’s recent BESS projects in California and throughout the West, visit the projects section of the website.

“BEI is proud to be a part of the initiative to boost energy storage capacity throughout the state,” adds Zampino. “This is an integral part of the push to replace traditional energy sources and achieve a 100% clean energy future.”