1. Policy Biggest Obstacle for Storage, Panel Says

    Policy Biggest Obstacle for Storage, Panel Says

    SAN DIEGO — The electricity sector continues to identify possible applications for energy storage while costs for the technology steadily decline, but the lack of cohesive federal, state and local policy remains the chief obstacle to integration, a panel of experts said Wednesday. “The technology piece has caught up. What we cannot afford to do is let the policy drag it down,” Kiran Kumaraswamy of AES Energy Storage said during a panel discussion at the Infocast Transmission Summit West. Industry and policymakers can develop a framework for adopting storage once they determine the magnitude and type of need for the technology, he said.

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    1. The technology piece has caught up. What we cannot afford to do is let the policy drag it down.
    2. It is a question of what type of capacity.
    3. Idaho is in a pretty unique situation.
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