KERN COUNTY — Mayor Eric Garcetti today toured the Beacon Solar and Storage Plant, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s first utility-scale solar-plus-battery system connected to our local power grid. Mayor Garcetti was joined by C40 Executive Director Mark Watts and several senior LADWP leaders.
The Beacon Solar and Storage Plant, located in Kern County, California, is a state-of-the art, 250-megawatt solar power facility that began operations in December 2017. When operating at full capacity, it can produce enough power to serve 102,667 households in Los Angeles. In December 2018, the facility added a 20-megawatt battery system — helping to power the grid when the sun isn’t shining.
The Beacon Solar and Storage Plant will help L.A. reach the targets of Mayor Garcetti’s Green New Deal: 55% renewable energy by 2025, 80% renewable energy by 2036, and 100% renewable energy by 2045. (By Los Angeles Mayor’s Office )