CPUC Issues Rebate Revamp for Storage

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Master Metered Residential

Well, they’ve done it. After much delay, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has finally issued their draft decision in Rulemaking 10-05-004 to modify the Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) and the rebates available for Advanced Energy Storage (AES). The California SGIP program was originally based on state legislation designed to reduce peak energy demand. […]

CESA v. Itron, How Hard is it to Put Energy Storage in a Box?

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Master Metered Residential

The California Public Utilities Commission hired Itron, Inc. to prepare a report on the “Cost-Effectiveness of Distributed Generation Technologies” as part of their on-going project to revise the Self Generation Incentive Program, which has provided rebates for energy storage installations. According to the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), they got it completely wrong when it […]

CAISO Report – Integration of Renewable Resources

Posted on Leave a commentPosted in Master Metered Residential

CAISO – the California Independent System Operator – is constantly worrying about the impact of renewable wind and solar generation on the California grid. It’s their job as the grid operator – gotta keep the grid stable and the lights on. The problem with intermittent – oops, sorry, variable generation – “variable” is the new […]

What is Grid Connected Energy Storage?

Posted on 4 CommentsPosted in Master Metered Residential

The California Energy Commission recently requested input on what the definition should be for “utility connected energy storage”. Here are some of my thoughts: *************************** 1. How do you define utility scale energy storage? I would suggest looking at several common sense issues to get a handle on what is utility scale or grid connected […]