California bets on batteries to ease blackout worries

FINANCIAL TIMES 🔒| As a record heatwave pushed California’s electric grid to the brink last week, the world’s most powerful lithium-ion battery was unveiled outside San Diego, showcasing a technology that could cut the risk of blackouts and aid the state’s climate goals.

LS Power’s Gateway battery has far more wattage than the Tesla-built Hornsdale Power Reserve in Australia, the previous record holder. Yet Gateway will soon be surpassed by even bigger projects in California. 

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