First energy storage mandate in US enacted by California

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The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has unanimously approved establishing the first energy storage mandate in the U.S. The mandate, which was approved Thursday, requires the state's investor-owned utilities buy 200 MW of energy storage by 2014 and 1.325 GW by 2020.

 “This decision establishes a target of 1,325 megawatts (MW) of energy storage to be procured by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company and San Diego Gas & Electric Company by 2020, with installations required no later than the end of 2024, and sets a schedule for procurement of energy storage," Commissioner Carla Peterman wrote in her proposed decision. "The decision directs these utilities to file separate procurement applications containing a proposal for their first energy storage procurement period by March 1, 2014.”

A press released by the CPUC stated that the three main points of the decision are to optimize the grid, including contribution to reliability needs or deferment of T&T upgrade investments; integrate renewable energy; and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, per California’s goals.

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