California PUC finalizes new 500 MW BTM battery storage mandate
California has by far the most robust mandates for energy storage in the nation.
Under AB 2514, passed in 2013, the state’s utilities are required to procure 1,325 MW of storage, split between the state’s three IOUs — Pacific Gas and Electric, Sand Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison.
The PUC has emphasized that the 500 MW of storage authorized under AB 2868 in 2016 is separate, and does not raise the targets set by AB 2514. But in practice it will result in another 500 MW of storage being deployed.
The state’s IOUs have been instructed by the PUC to hold at least two workshops by the end of the year to develop consistent standards for storage procurements.Read full article at Utility Dive