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About the Project

The Nighthawk Energy Storage Project is located in Poway at the corner of Paine Street and Kirkham Way, allowing close access to an electrical substation and transmission system.

The main project components are the battery storage containers, which include racks of batteries, control units, fire prevention and fire protection equipment; voltage transformers and inverters; and a small on-site substation. The containers typically range from 10 to 25 feet long, 6 to 8 feet deep, and 6 to 10 feet high. The project team is working closely with the community to ensure impacts are mitigated and the facility fits in as seamlessly as possible.

How It Works

Utility-scale battery storage systems are large banks of batteries connected to the electric grid via a transmission line.

Battery storage adds reliability and resilience to the electrical grid. During times of peak energy generation, such as when power from solar or wind is in abundance, batteries can be charged to capture excess generation. Batteries can then discharge this stored generation into the grid during times of peak energy demand.

Arevon is a leading renewable energy company with a proven track record of safely constructing and operating utility-scale energy projects across the country.

Battery storage devices do not generate any air emissions nor harmful radiation and involve little to no fire risk when properly designed, installed, tested and operated. The battery storage systems contain protection and control features, including a battery management system that shuts down when operational environments are anything less than optimal. The project must obtain necessary permits and receive sign-off and approval from the local fire marshal and permitting authorities before the facility may be considered operational.

Project Benefits

  • Invests millions of dollars in the local economy
  • Provides long-term property tax benefits to the community
  • Safely strengthens existing electrical infrastructure
  • Is operationally quiet
  • Maximizes the use and integration of renewable energy sources
  • Improves electric grid resilience and reliability
  • Creates approximately 100 well-paying construction jobs and several part-time positions to operate the facility
  • Has limited traffic impacts on nearby residents or businesses during construction and no traffic impact when operating
  • Provides local capacity to reduce generator-sourced air emissions during shortages/outages
  • Safely powers up to 300,000 homes for four hours per day at full project build-out

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