1. Colorado Electric Co-op Rolls Out 'Community Battery' Program

    Colorado Electric Co-op Rolls Out 'Community Battery' Program

    United Power Cooperative and SoCore Energy plan to build what they say would be the largest energy storage facility to date in Colorado. The 4 MW, 16 MWh battery storage system in Firestone, Colo., would store energy generated over night and discharge it during the day to reduce demand charges.

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    1. Investments in DERs and, increasingly energy storage, help co-ops' investment planning.
    2. The magic here is that it would take a lot of money for a C&I customer to reduce their peak demand, but it is a lot easier for the utility to manage its load profile.
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