Project Completion | Lancaster Area Battery (LAB) Project

Project Completion | PNG Builders is excited to share that the Lancaster Area Battery (LAB) project is officially activated and commercially operational, serving the local Lancaster population and beyond.


This utility-scale energy storage is the bridge between a resilient power grid and our clean energy future. The ability to store clean energy to use during periods of high demand, and when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing, is critical to California’s clean energy transition.


The 127 MW, 4-Hr (508 MWh) project is a standalone BESS (battery energy storage system) that is interconnected through the owner’s various substation networks of multiple operations across the southland – when combined has enough energy to power 170,000 Californian homes for 4 hours.


As the EPC, PNG’s scope of work included site grading and construction of concrete pads to mount the battery cubes and associated electrical control equipment, such as transformers and inverters.


Thank you to the client, The AES Corporation, who entrusted us with this project!
Matt Dugan | Senior Project Manager
Joey Ramirez | Construction Manager


Thank you to the PNG team who ran this successful project:
Picasso Bhowmik | Vice President
Joseph Caywood | Senior Project Manager
Isaac Vazquez | Estimator
Alex Y. Lee | Project Manager
Vi Dinh | Project Engineer
Aracely Rocha | Project Administrator
Michael Jessick | Superintendent
Dan Urgel | Superintendent
Ed Gomez | QA/QC Manager
Anthony Calderon | Safety Director


And a Special Thanks to our major subcontractors:
Sargent Electric Company | Clay Williams and Jesse Richards
IMEG Corp | Craig Chamberlain and Jim Sinnema
Klorman Construction | William Klorman