Energy Storage is a physical system with the ability to capture energy for dispatch or electricty use at a later time. On December 16, 2010 the CPUC opened a proceeding to review and establish, if appropriate, opportunities for the development and deployment of energy storage technologies throughout California's electricity system.
Assembly Bill 2514 directs the CPUC to determine appropriate targets for each load-serving entity to procure cost-effective energy storage systems.
DRA supports the following principles regarding energy storage:
DRA filed Comments on August 29, 2011 and Comments on January 21, 2011.
A Proposed Decision is expected in the first quarter of 2012 and a CPUC vote on the decision in the second quarter of 2012.
See the proceeding docket.