1. In Illinois, Storage is Among the Next Hurdles for Renewables Expansion

    In Illinois, Storage is Among the Next Hurdles for Renewables Expansion

    ComEd sees a significant role for energy storage on Illinois’ electric grid as the state works toward realizing its ambitious renewable goals. The utility won’t be the only one with a role to play. As they seek to demonstrate the value of storage, state regulators will consider incentives, and developers will have to continue to make it more affordable and efficient.

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    1. I think you will see that evolution a little bit slower, but it is going to be absolutely a necessary component of the future.
    2. At the end of the day, if we're going to handle the intermittency of a lot of renewable resources, storage is going to be a big component of it.
    3. It would be very nice for there to be some type of tie-in between energy storage and solar.
    4. Having those two things tied together at the regulatory level would really spur the development of energy storage.
    5. Illinois customers have the same desire for cost savings and resilience that any other state has, and storage will be an important part of integrating higher levels of renewables in state and enhancing Illinois' distribution system infrastructure.
    6. All these technologies will play an important role in the evolution of the 21st-century grid.
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