CPUC Adopts 1st Ever Energy Storage Targets For Utilities

Law360, San Diego (October 18, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT) -- The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday finalized a decision setting energy storage targets for Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric, the first time energy storage has been mandated in the country.

The CPUC’s five commissioners unanimously voted in favor of adopting the energy storage procurement framework and design program, which requires the three investor-owned utilities to collectively procure 1,325 megawatts of energy storage capacity by 2020, with installations no later than the end of 2024.

That target...
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