1. Will California’s Energy Storage Procurement Process Unleash the Battery Market?

    Will California’s Energy Storage Procurement Process Unleash the Battery Market?

    California is leading the nation on energy storage procurement, as is often the case when it comes to energy and environmental issues. While there is still much debate about the proper role and costs of energy storage on our grid, California’s policymakers have made their preference clear: they want to see utilities making prudent investments in this new set of technologies with the goal of transforming the market in the next decade. A key feature of California’s approach to energy storage procurement is a legislative requirement that all storage that is procured must be cost-effective. AB 2514, the relevant law here, doesn’t specify exactly what this means.

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