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How California demand response has opened up to energy storage, virtual power plants

16 Nov 2017, 16:13 • By Ted Ko
How California demand response has opened up to energy storage, virtual power plants

We often hear about California's leading position in solar and latterly in energy storage. Perhaps lesser known than direct policy support for energy storage and renewable technologies is the way California's network operator (CAISO) is starting to reconfigure how it procures demand response, with a positive impact for energy storage - and particularly behind-the-meter assets, as Ted Ko, policy director of Stem, explains.

Long-duration storage technologies main victor of SGIP reforms

Long-duration storage technologies main victor of SGIP reforms

6 Jul 2016, 17:16

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has reformed the Self-Generation Incentive Programme (SGIP) that finances the installation of distributed generation technologies, to now benefit long-duration technologies that previously missed out on the incentive, through the extended US$83 million a year for behind-the-meter storage.

Interviews
Mercom on corporate VCs, angel investors and the Will Smith effect in Q2 storage investment

Mercom on corporate VCs, angel investors and the Will Smith effect in Q2 storage investment

30 Jul 2015, 16:09
• By Andy Colthorpe

Mercom Capital Group’s second quarter 2015 report into VC funding in the energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency sectors made for interesting reading for the battery and storage space. As PV Tech Storage noted on 21 July from the report, VC funding almost doubled over the first quarter of the year and the sector saw Arnold Schwarzenegger put his money where his green credentials are, bringing some celebrity investor gloss to the proceedings. PV Tech Storage spoke to Mercom Capital chief Raj Prabhu to delve deeper into the statistics.

Energy storage ramps up at Intersolar North America show

Energy storage ramps up at Intersolar North America show

8 Jul 2014, 17:38

After a strong showing in the energy storage segment at its European counterpart in June, Intersolar North America is following suit with a number of companies and organisations launching new products at the show.

SolarCity resumes storage deployment in California

24 Apr 2014, 17:31

SolarCity looks likely to resume its programme of deploying residential energy storage systems in California, following a preliminary ruling by the state’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) appeared to rule in the company’s favour.