The California Public Utilities Commission on Aug. 18 approved a proposal by San Diego Gas & Electric for the construction of two new energy storage projects in San Diego County, SDG&E's parent company Sempra Energy said.
Corporate investment in energy storage reached an all-time high in terms of quarterly investments in the third quarter of 2016, according to the latest edition of the U.S. Energy Storage Monitor.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has determined that a Midcontinent Independent System Operator tariff "unnecessarily restricts" competition by preventing electric storage resources from providing all the services that they are technically capable of providing.
California was the largest utility-scale energy storage market in 2016, dethroning the PJM Interconnection (excluding New Jersey), which held the position the previous year, the Energy Storage Association and GTM Research said in a new report.
Chicago, Illinois-based Commonwealth Edison is launching pilot projects in northern Illinois to determine if battery storage technology can reduce the impact of power outages in residential areas where customers experience service interruptions.
Washington State's Snohomish County PUD has dedicated its second energy storage system, which was installed at a substation in Everett, Wash.