Turning Distributed Energy Resources into Grid Market Players in California

California is looking at a plan (DERP) to turn distributed energy resources into grid market players. What will this mean to microgrid developers? Is this a better approach to creating a distributed grid than New York state's REV? Alex Morris, director, policy and regulatory affairs for the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) answers these … [Read more...]

Energy Storage, Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Big Winners in California RFP

Energy storage, demand response and energy efficiency were big winners this week in a solicitation issued by Southern California Edison to secure long-term capacity contracts. The utility chose  more than 500-MW of clean energy to help replace the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and retiring natural gas plants. The winners were announced … [Read more...]

Southern California Edison Shows Love to Energy Efficiency & Storage to Replace Nuke and Gas Plants 

Southern California Edison has selected more than 500-MW of clean energy and storage to help replace the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and retiring natural gas plants. In all, the utility chose 69 clean energy projects, what California calls preferred resources, through a local capacity solicitation. They include demand response, energy … [Read more...]

California Sets Big Precedent With Long-Awaited Energy Storage Plan

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved a proposal to bring 1.3 GW of energy storage online in California by 2020 in what the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) called “the biggest regulatory decision of its kind in the world.” The move sets targets for California’s investor-owned utilities and direct access … [Read more...]