Energy Storage Market in California No Longer a Pilot Project

In 2013, Before California's initiative requiring utilities to install 1,325 MW of energy storage, the market was just in test phases. But now, the market has really heated up and energy storage competes with other sources of energy. Mike Hopkins, CEO of Ice Energy, gives his perspective on the state of the market in California--and the contracts … [Read more...]

The Complicated Process of Implementing California’s Energy Storage Mandate

California's energy storage mandate – requiring utilities to acquire 1.3 GW of energy storage by 2020 – was precedent-setting, and now comes the big job of implementing the mandate. It's complicated and difficult, to say the least. In a recent interview, however, Elliot Hinds, a partner with Akin Gump, shed light on some of the issues … [Read more...]

California Energy Efficiency and Energy Storage Proposals: Bold Moves But Will They Take?

California has on the table two bold new proposals to boost energy efficiency and energy storage. Which is more likely to see swift and non-controversial adoption? The storage proposal mandates that California utilities bring to the grid a whopping 1.3 gigawatts (GW) of energy storage by the end of the decade. Earlier in the month, the California … [Read more...]