Wednesday, February 20, 2013

California Requiring 50MW Of Energy Storage For Local Requirements

I'm curious how they plan to store the electricity.  If I were an environmentalist, I would be highly suspicious.


he CPUC’s final decision included a need for energy storage resources to be considered “along with preferred resources” including energy efficiency, demand response, and distributed generation.

Janice Lin, Executive Director of the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) and Managing Partner of Strategen Consulting, LLC, said that “this landmark decision represents a major breakthrough for energy storage market development in California and nationwide.” According to Lin, “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.”
Wind and Solar are so unreliable as a continuous source of power, you are left with two options: backup power with "old" fossil fuels such as natural gas, or power storage.

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