From Megawatts to Gigawatts: California Energy Storage Procurement under the CPUC’s Energy Storage Procurement Framework

From Megawatts to Gigawatts: California Energy Storage Procurement under the CPUC’s Energy Storage Procurement Framework

Recorded on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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Energy storage technologies have improved in functionality and cost-effectiveness over the past several years. Important demonstration projects have been completed, showing the potential of storage to provide ancillary services, co-located firming of renewable energy projects, and behind-the-meter benefits to commercial and industrial host customers. Most areas of the country, however, have lacked the open, robust markets necessary to scale up the energy storage industry, to stimulate improvements in technology and to accelerate reductions in cost. All that may be about to change. Thanks to AB 2514, California may soon become the first gigawatt-scale US energy storage market. With its recently finalized Decision Adopting Energy Storage Procurement Framework, implementing AB 2514, the California Public Utilities Commission has required the state’s investor owned utilities collectively to procure 1.3 gigawatts of energy storage between 2014 and 2020.

This webinar brings together a panel of CPUC staff, utility representatives and energy storage developers to discuss implementation of the groundbreaking Procurement Framework. The webinar will begin with a brief discussion of the genesis of the CPUC decision and a nuts and bolts summary of its specific mandates, mechanics and restrictions. From there, the presenters will turn their attention to implementation issues. How will utilities structure procurements? What functional attributes will they seek to purchase and pay for? How will the development community organize itself into new business ventures to address the new market? Who will be advancing applications out on the transmission grid? Who will champion behind-the-meter storage projects? How will the CPUC track implementation and remain involved in the formation and shaping of this exciting new market?


Tad Glauthier, Vice President of Customer Development and Operations, STEM


Arthur O’Donnell, Program and Project Supervisor, Grid Planning & Reliability, Energy Division, CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

Sheridan Pauker, Regulatory Counsel, WILSON SONSINI GOODRICH & ROSATI

Rosalie Roth, Senior Originator, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON

John Zahurancik, Vice President, AES ENERGY STORAGE

Erin Dolleris

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