ABB_id2059
in News Departments > Policy Watch
print the content item

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has unanimously approved a decision to require Southern California Edison (SCE) to procure between 1.4 GW and 1.8 GW of energy resource capacity in the Los Angeles basin to meet long-term local capacity requirements by 2021. At least 50 MW of this amount must be procured from energy-storage resources, and 600 MW must be procured from preferred resources.

Under the CPUC's final decision, energy-storage resources must be considered "along with preferred resources" - including energy efficiency, demand response and distributed generation - consistent with the clean energy resource procurement priorities embodied in California's Energy Action Plan.

"The required energy-storage procurement under this decision provides a much-needed market signal that energy storage will be considered as a key asset class to help California address its long-term local reliability needs,” says Janice Lin, executive director of the California Energy Storage Alliance and managing partner of Strategen Consulting LLC.

The decision will have an immediate impact, as SCE is directed to file an application for each local reliability area seeking approval of contracts by late this year or early next year.



Advertisement

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

More Investors Entering Tax Equity Market; Returns Holding Steady

The entry of new tax equity investors to the wind space last year re-ignited an old debate.


Report: Top 10 Turbine OEMs Had Record Year In 2014

Preliminary findings suggest Vestas reigned supreme again among the world's leading wind turbine makers. How did some of the other OEMs fare?


AWEA's Gramlich To FERC: Additional Transmission Needed Regardless Of Clean Power Plan

To further build a more balanced and reliable electricity portfolio, the U.S. needs to build more transmission capacity.


Getting A Grip On Grinding Gearboxes: Why Such Events Need Not Be Showstoppers

Despite advances in gearbox reliability - namely, from condition monitoring systems and greater design standardization - challenges remain.


How Wind Energy Can Meet EPA Clean Power Plan Requirements

According to the American Wind Energy Association, wind power is a cost-effective solution for complying with the environmental effort.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015