1. US Utility ConEdison Chooses Storage Over Billion-Dollar Substation Project

    US Utility ConEdison Chooses Storage Over Billion-Dollar Substation Project

    One of the largest investor-owned utilities in the USA is looking to use a series of measures that are likely to include customer-side energy storage in order to stave off the need for US$1 billion worth of infrastructure investment. Con Edison, which serves the New York area, submitted a petition to the state’s Public Utility Commission on 15 July to begin a new demand management programme in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. Con Edison’s petition states that meeting increasing demand in some of its serviced areas, if unchecked, will require investment in substations that could cost as much as US$1 billion.

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