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California's Utilities Must Lower Barriers to Energy Storage Systems

In a proposed decision issued today from the California Public Utilities Commission, an administrative law judge (ALJ) determined that energy storage devices (i) that are paired with net energy metering- (NEM) eligible...more

Procurement Opportunities Across North America Indicate That Energy Storage Technologies May Be Poised For Commercial Deployment

Across North America, investor-owned utilities (IOUs), publicly-owned utilities (POUs), and other load-serving entities are issuing unprecedented requests for proposals or offers (RFPs or RFOs) for advanced energy storage...more

California Utilities File Energy Storage Procurement Plans

In October 2013, California broke new ground in energy policy with an energy storage procurement mandate. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved a decision (D.13-10-040 or the Decision)...more

Energy Storage: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions

As our nation pursues ambitious goals towards substantially increased renewable energy resources and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, new energy storage projects will play a major role in achieving these goals....more

CPUC Mandates Energy Storage

In October 2013, The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) responded to the exceptional growth in the state’s demand for solar power with an energy storage mandate – the first of its kind in the US – that requires...more

California Public Utilities Commission Approves Pioneering Energy Storage Mandate

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will require the state’s three large investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to invest in a combined 1,325 MW of energy storage by the end of 2020, the first-such mandate in the...more

California Public Utilities Commission Establishes Parameters for Energy Storage Market

One of the most powerful actions the government can take to promote emerging technologies is to establish a market. Three years ago, the California state legislature took the first step in establishing a market for energy...more

California Public Utilities Commission Adopts Energy Storage Procurement Targets

California continues to lead the way on integration of renewable energy, improvement of grid reliability and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions with the adoption by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) of the...more

California Adopts Energy Storage Procurement Framework

California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has adopted the country’s first energy storage procurement targets requiring utilities to integrate energy storage resources into the state’s electricity grid. Pursuant to the...more

California Public Utilities Commission Continues Momentum for Energy Storage by Adopting a 1,325 MW Energy Storage Procurement...

On October 17, 2013, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved a decision adopting energy storage resource procurement targets for California’s three largest investor owned utilities – Pacific Gas and...more

California Takes the Lead With Energy Storage Procurement Targets

In a first-of-its-kind move in the United States, a California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) order made effective today sets specific energy storage procurement targets for 2020 covering enough power to serve...more

New Energy Storage Mandate for California Utilities – Big Promise for Cleantech

California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved the first energy storage mandate in the United States. The mandate will compel utilities to use energy storage technologies. ...more

California PUC Adopts First in Nation Energy Storage Requirement

In a decision unprecedented in the United States, on October 17, 2013 the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted unanimously to adopt an energy storage requirement for the state’s investor-owned utilities. The...more

Key Energy Regulators Speak – Energy Storage is Happening

This November 2013, new and improved Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations adopted in Order No. 784, Third-Party Provision of Ancillary Services; Accounting and Financial Reporting for New Electric Storage...more

New Ruling Proposes Groundbreaking Energy Storage Targets for California

On June 10, 2013, Commissioner Carla Peterman of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission) issued a ruling (Ruling) proposing energy storage procurement targets for California's investor-owned utilities...more

Renewable Energy Update -- February 26, 2013

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus - Wind, solar, biomass provide all new US electrical generating capacity in January 2013; Hard session ahead for renewable energy advocates in Texas; Xcel wants to give developers...more

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