Sacramento, California - To highlight California’s energy roadmap to the future, the Energy Commission has established an online showcase of some of the state’s energy storage technologies.
California established itself as an early advocate of energy storage technology when, in 2013, the state mandated that investor-owned utilities reach a combined target of 1,325 megawatts (MW) of energy storage to be online by 2024.
The California Independent System Operator (ISO), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and the Energy Commission unveiled a comprehensive roadmap to assess the current market environment and regulatory policies for connecting new energy storage technology to the state’s power grid.
Energy storage technology is being hailed globally as the game-changer toward reliably managing low-carbon, greener electricity grids. California, a national leader in advancing energy storage, envisioned this technology as a critical component in reducing global warming, improving air quality and promoting energy independence.
The Energy Commission has supported several pilot projects, and these public-private partnerships are working toward successful commercialization of energy storage.