Calif. Rule Is 1st Step On Road To Energy Storage Growth

Law360, New York (October 22, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT) -- California’s groundbreaking mandate setting energy storage procurement targets for utilities will boost a still-nascent industry by providing a firm market for storage services, but the federal government and other states must also adopt policies that embrace the technology before the industry can truly take off, experts say.

The California Public Utilities Commission last week finalized the framework of an energy storage procurement policy that requires the state’s major investor-owned utilities — Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric —...
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