Q4 2019 Battery StorageLast Updated Jan 31 2020
QUARTERLY TRACKING TABLE | BATTERY STORAGE

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Start of ProceedingDate of PublicationCompanyParent CompanyAgencyServiceStatePlan NameStatusDocket ProceedingEnerknol Customizable MonitorCategorySub CategoryDescriptionSummaryApplication FilingRequested ROE/Authorized ROERequested ROERequested ROE TitleRelevant Paragraph for Requested ROEAuthorized ROEDocument with Authorized ROEDate of Filing Authorized ROEKey FilingsKey Filing DateAnalyst Coverage AnnouncementsNotes
CAPITAL PROJECTS
Dec 20 2019Duke Energy Ohio Inc.Duke Energy Corp.OH PUCO19-2223-EL-UNCCapital ProjectN/A

Duke Energy Ohio Inc. filed an application with the Ohio Public Utilities Commission for approval of a battery project that consists of a lithium ion battery, rated for approximately 3.95MW/8.9MWH, adjacent to the existing McMann substation in Union Township, Ohio. The primary application of the project will be to reduce the peak load on the circuit, in order to defer the need for an additional transformer and other distribution upgrades at that location.

ApplicationDec 20 2019
Nov 20 2019El Paso Electric Co.N/ANM PRC19-00350-UTCapital ProjectPaired with Solar

El Paso Electric seeks expedited approval to construct, own and operate a 3 megawatt, microgrid ready, ground mounted, single-axis solar photovoltaic generating facility coupled with a 1 MW, 4 megawatt-hour battery storage system on New Mexico State University property.

ApplicationNov 20 2019
Oct 31 2019NextSun Energy LLCN/AMA DPU19-133Capital ProjectPaired with Solar

NextSun Energy LLC filed an application with the Department of Public Utilities seeking zoning exemptions in connection with the company’s proposed construction and operation of a dual-use, ground mounted solar array and energy storage facility in the Town of Dartmouth, Massachusetts

PetitionOct 31 2019
Oct 3 2019ER South Street Solar LLCN/AVT PUC19-3758-ANCapital ProjectN/A

ER South Street Solar LLC filed a 45-day advance notice Vermont Public Utility Commission of its intent to submit an application for a certificate of public good for a 5 MW solar electric generation facility with 2 MW battery storage facility to be known as the South Street Solar Farm.

Preliminary Notice FilingOct 3 2019
Sep 18 2019Duke Energy FloridaDuke Energy Corp.FL PSC20190183-EICapital Project/Pilot ProgramN/A

Duke Energy Florida will implement a 50-megawatt Battery Storage Pilot Program designed to enhance service for retail customers, or to enhance operations of existing or planned solar facilities. Duke Energy Florida filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission requesting a new depreciation class for energy storage equipment and to establish a depreciation rate of 10 percent.

PetitionSep 18 2019
Aug 6 2019Green Mountain Power Corp.Northern New England Energy Corp.VT PUC19-3203-ANCapital ProjectPaired with Solar

ER Middlebury College Solar LLC filed a notice in advance of filing a petition with the Vermont Public Utility Commission for approval of a 5-megawatt solar electric generation facility with 2-megawatt battery storage. The project would be built under a purchase power agreement with Green Mountain Power Corp. to advance the college’s use of renewable energy while also delivering certain system benefits to GMP.

Preliminary Notice FilingAug 6 2019
Jul 1 2019Public Service Company of New MexicoPNM Resources Co.NM PRC19-00195-UTCapital ProjectReplacement Capacity

PNM seeks commission approval for three primary actions: abandonment of the San Juan coal plant; the addition of new replacement resources that include solar, natural gas and energy storage technologies.

Application for the Abandonment, Financing, & Replacement of the San Juan Generating StationJul 1 2019
Apr 8 2019Copper Mountain Solar 5 LLCCopper Mountain Solar 5 LLCNV PUC19-04011Capital ProjectPaired With Solar

Copper Mountain Solar 5 LLC filed an application for approval to construct a 250-megawatt alternating current solar photovoltaic electric generating facility, an optional energy storage system, a 230 kV generation-tie power line, and associated facilities to be located in Boulder City, Nevada.

OrderJul 2 2019
Feb 25 2019Delmarva Power and Light Co.Exelon Co.DE PSC19-0111Capital ProjectFuel Cells

Delmarva Power and Light Co. filed an application with the Delaware Public Service Commission seeking approval of qualified fuel cell provider project tariffs.

OrderApr 4 2019
Feb 21 2019Ravenswood Development LLCLS Power Development LLCNY PSC19-E-0122Capital ProjectStand-alone

Ravenswood Development LLC filed a petition for approval to develop a stand-alone, battery-based, energy storage facility with a capacity of up to approximately 316 megawatts on a portion of the Ravenswood Generating Station property in Long Island City, Queens.

Order Granting Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and Providing for Lightened RegulationOct 17 2019
Jan 31 2019Duke Energy Indiana LLCDuke Energy Corp.IN IURC44932 - REP 2Capital ProjectN/A

Duke Energy Indiana LLC filed an application with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission for authority to reflect costs incurred for the Crane Solar Facility, the Markland Hydro Uprate Project, the Camp Atterbury Microgrid, and Nabb Battery Project, through its renewable energy project rider.

Final OrderJun 26 2019
Jan 4 2019Cranberry Point Energy Storage LLCN/AMA DPUEFSB19-01Capital ProjectGrid Reliability

Cranberry Point Energy Storage LLC petitioned the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board to determine that the board does not have jurisdiction over the Co.’s proposal to construct a 150-megawatt storage system in the Town of Carver. The project would support grid reliability and efficiency by storing surplus power generated during off-peak periods and dispatching the electricity during peak periods.

Petition for DeterminationJan 4 2019
Dec 31 2018Maui Electric Co. LimitedHawaiian Electric Industries Inc.HI PUC2018-0436Capital ProjectPaired with Solar

Maui Electric Co. Limited filed an application with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of a power purchase agreement for renewable dispatchable generation between the company and AES Kuihelani Solar LLC for a proposed 60-megawatt photovoltaic system paired with a battery storage.

Decision and OrderMar 25 2019
Dec 31 2018Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc.Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.HI PUC2018-0435Capital ProjectPaired with Solar

Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc. filed an application with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of a power purchase agreement for renewable dispatchable generation between the company and Waiawa Solar Power LLC for a proposed 36-megawatt photovoltaic system paired with a battery storage.

Decision and OrderMar 25 2019
Dec 31 2018Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc.Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.HI PUC2018-0434Capital ProjectPaired with Solar

Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc. filed an application with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of a power purchase agreement for renewable dispatchable generation between the company and Mililani Solar LLC for a proposed 39-megawatt photovoltaic system paired with a battery storage.

Decision and OrderMar 25 2019
Dec 31 2018Maui Electric Co. LimitedHawaiian Electric Industries Inc.HI PUC2018-0433Capital ProjectPaired with Solar

Maui Electric Co. Limited filed an application with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of a power purchase agreement for renewable dispatchable generation between the Co. and Paeahu Solar LLC for a proposed 15-megawatt photovoltaic system paired with a battery storage.

Updates to Maui Electric's Greenhouse Gas AnalysisNov 19 2019
Dec 31 2018Hawaii Electric Light Co. Inc.Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc.HI PUC2018-0432Capital ProjectPaired with Solar

Hawaii Electric Light Co. Inc. filed an application with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of a power purchase agreement for renewable dispatchable generation between the company and Hale Kuawehi Solar LLC for a proposed 30-megawatt photovoltaic system paired with a battery storage.

Decision and OrderMar 25 2019
Dec 31 2018Hawaii Electric Light Co. Inc.Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc.HI PUC2018-0431Capital ProjectPaired with Solar

Hawaii Electric Light Co. Inc. filed an application with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of a power purchase agreement for renewable dispatchable generation between the company and Ho’ohana Solar LLC for a proposed 52-megawatt photovoltaic system paired with a battery storage.

Decision and OrderMar 25 2019
Dec 31 2018Hawaii Electric Light Co. Inc.Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc.HI PUC2018-0430Capital ProjectPaired with Solar

Hawaii Electric Light Co. Inc. filed an application with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of a power purchase agreement for renewable dispatchable generation between the company and AES Wailoloa Solar LLC for a proposed 30-megawatt photovoltaic system paired with a battery storage.

Decision and OrderMar 25 2019
Dec 21 2018Dayton Power and Light Co.AES Corp.OH PUCO18-1875-EL-GRDCapital ProjectSupport Electric Vehicles

The Dayton Power and Light Co. filed a distribution modernization plan with the Ohio Public Utility Commission proposing to invest $576 million in capital projects over the next decade. The plan includes initiatives that will facilitate integration of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and distributed resources including pilot programs for community solar, energy storage, and microgrids.

Grid Architecture Status ReportApr 1 2019
Nov 30 2018NSTAR Electric Co.Eversource EnergyMA DPU18-155Capital ProjectN/A

NSTAR Electric Co. d/b/a Eversource Energy asked the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities to grant zoning exemptions in connection with the company’s proposal to construct and operate a 14.7-megawatt energy storage project at its Oak Bluffs Service Center.

Order of NoticeJan 7 2019
Sep 17 2018Duke Energy Progress LLCDuke Energy Corp.NC UCE-2 Sub 1185Capital ProjectMicrogrid

Duke Energy Progress LLC filed an application with the North Carolina Utilities Commission requesting a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct its proposed Hot Springs Microgrid Solar and Battery Storage Facility, which would include a photovoltaic generator having a nominal capacity of 3-megawatt DC/2-megawatt AC and a 4-megawatt battery system.

Order Granting CertificateMay 10 2019
Sep 6 2018Viridity Energy Solutions Inc.Ormat Co.VT PUC18-3088-PETCapital ProjectN/A

Viridity Energy Solutions Inc. and Northern Power Systems Inc. filed an application with the Vermont Public Utility Commission for approval of a 2-megawatt battery storage project in Hinesburg, Vermont.

Approval OrderFeb 6 2019
Aug 13 2018Green Mountain PowerÉnergir LPVT PUC18-2902-PETCapital ProjectPaired with Solar

GMP-Essex Solar/Storage LLC filed an application with the Vermont Public Utility Commission for a certificate of public good authorizing the installation and operation of a 4.5-megawatt solar electric generation facility and 2-megawatt battery storage facility in Essex.

Approval OrderJan 16 2019
Jun 5 2018E. BarreCo Corp LLC dba Northern Power SystemsDistributed Energy Systems Corp.VT PUC18-1658-PETCapital ProjectN/A

E. BarreCo Corp LLC filed an application with the Vermont Public Utility Commission for certificate of public good to construct, own, and operate a 4.999-megawatt/20-megawatt-hour battery storage system at the Wilson Industrial Park in Barre.

Approval OrderOct 4 2018
May 1 2018Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc.Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.HI PUC2018-0102Capital ProjectRegulation Service

The Hawaiian Electric Co. filed an application with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission requesting approval to commit funds in excess of $2.5 million for the Contingency and Regulating Reserve Battery Energy Storage System, currently estimated at $104 million, and for the proposed accounting and ratemaking treatment for the project.

Decision and OrderJul 8 2019
May 1 2018Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.N/AHI PUC2018-0103Capital ProjectN/A

The Hawaiian Electric Co. filed an application with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission requesting approval to commit funds in excess of $2.5 million for the West loch Battery Energy Storage System Project, currently estimated at $43.5 million, and for the proposed accounting and ratemaking treatment for the project.

Decision and OrderApr 30 2019
Mar 30 2018Helix Ravenswood LLCN/ANY PSC18-F-0204Capital ProjectPeaker Replacement

Helix Ravenswood LLC petitioned for a declaratory ruling that Article 10 of the Public Service Law does not apply to the proposed development of a stand-alone, battery storage facility at the Ravenswood Generating Station. Under Article 10, major electric generation projects or expansions must commence only after obtaining a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need.

Letter Granting Withdrawal of PetitionJul 10 2018
Nov 28 2017Narragansett Electric Co.National GridRI PUC4780Capital ProjectInvestment Plan

The Narragansett Electric Co. filed with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission its Power Sector Transformation Investment plan, which seeks to invest in renewable generation, electric vehicle infrastructure and energy storage, as well as hike rates to cover the cost of the initiatives, as the utility looks to adapt its system to emerging technologies and cut emissions of greenhouse gases.

Settlement AgreementAug 10 2018
Aug 20 2017Avista Corp.N/AID PUCAVU-E-17-08Capital ProjectPaired With Solar

Avista Corp. filed its 2017 integrated resource plan with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, laying out its strategy to meet electricity demand through 2037. The utility expects conservation measures to offset over half of the projected demand growth through 2037. To meet power consumption, the utility plans to build 2.5 megawatt-hours of storage and 15 megawatts of solar generation.

Final OrderFeb 1 2018
Apr 5 2017Southern California EdisonSempra EnergyCA PUCA1703020Capital ProjectSystem Reliability

Southern California Edison filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking authorization to recover costs associated with four SCE-owned energy storage systems procured to alleviate reliability concerns caused by a major gas leak in the Aliso Canyon storage facility in October 2015.

Decision Approving Cost RecoveryJun 25 2018
May 27 2010NRG Marsh Landing LLCNRG Energy Inc.CA EC08-AFC-03CCapital ProjectBlack Start Service

NRG Marsh Landing LLC filed an application with the California Energy Commission for approval to install a 7-megawatt/3.6-megawatt-hourbattery storage system capable of supporting black start operations at its Marsh Landing Generating Station, 760-megawatt natural gas-fired facility to provide black start capability. The generation station was certified by the commission in August 2010.

Approval OrderMar 13 2019
Nov 17 2006Russell City Energy Co. LLCCalpine Corp.CA EC01-AFC-07CCapital ProjectBlack Start Service

Russell City Energy Co. LLC filed an application with the California Energy Commission for approval to install 6 to 10 megawatts of battery storage cable of supporting black start operations at its 600-megawatt natural-gas fired power plant.

Approval OrderFeb 25 2019
PROCUREMENT
Aug 26 2019Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc.Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.HI PUC2019-0178ProcurementN/A

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission opened a docket to review the Hawaiian Electric Companies proposed plans for competitive procurement of renewable dispatchable generation paired with energy storage on the islands of Molokai and Lanai.

Order Approving Proposed Draft RFPsNov 15 2019
Aug 22 2019Maryland UtilitiesN/AMD PSC9619ProcurementN/A

The Maryland Public Service Commission established a pilot program in accordance with legislation enacted in May 2019 directing each investor-owned electric company to solicit offers to develop energy storage projects under various commercial and regulatory models. Each utility must solicit offers under four models and file proposals from at least two of them. The commission must determine which projects to approve by April 15, 2021, requiring approved projects to come online by Feb. 28, 2022.

Order Establishing Energy Storage Pilot ProgramAug 23 2019
May 13 2019Maryland UtiltiesN/AMDLegis- latureSB 573Procurement, ProgramN/A

Establishes an energy storage pilot program that requires each investor-owned utility to solicit offers for projects under various commercial and regulatory models.

Energy Storage Pilot Project ActMay 13 2019
Dec 21 2018New York DevelopersN/ANYLegis- latureA 11099ProcurementN/A

Directs the procurement of qualified energy storage systems to encourage their deployment, such procurements shall be awarded through a competitive process to the extent that the energy storage deployment policy.

Relates to the energy storage deployment policyDec 21 2018
Sep 12 2018Colorado UtilitiesN/ACO PUC18R-0623EProcurementN/A

The Colorado Public Utility Commission opened a proceeding to implement the “Energy Storage Procurement Act” (HB18-1270), which requires the commission to create conditions under which energy storage procurement will provide systemic benefits including increased integration of energy into the grid, improved reliability, reduced need for additional generation during peak demand, and avoidance or deferral of investments.

Confirmation Adopted Rules and AGO filed with SOS for PublicationJan 22 2019
Aug 24 2018Narragansett Electric Co.National GridRI PUC4770Procurement, Pilot ProgramN/A

Agreement of Narragansett Electric Co. d/b/a National Grid under its PowerSector Transformation Vision and Implementation Plan, approved by the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, to implement an Energy Storage Demonstration program in which the National Grid will own and operate at least one energy storage system. The RIPUC also approved an energy storage-based performance incentive for National Grid, which targets at least 4 MW of installed capacity in each of 2019-2021, and includes both utility-scale and behind-the-meter storage regardless of ownership.

National Grid's Draft Request for Proposal for a Front-of-the-Meter Energy Storage SystemApr 26 2019
Jun 1 2018Colorado UtilitiesN/ACO Legis- latureHB 18-1270ProcurementN/A

Directs the public utilities commission to adopt rules establishing mechanisms for the procurement of energy storage systems by investor-owned electric utilities, based on an analysis of costs and benefits as well as factors such as grid reliability and a reduction in the need for additional peak generation capacity.

Public Utilities Commission Evaluation Of Energy Storage SystemsJun 1 2018
Mar 6 2018San Diego Gas & Electric Co.Sempra EnergyCA PUCA1802016ProcurementN/A

The San Diego Gas & Electric Co. filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of its 2018 energy storage procurement and investment plan. AB 2868 enacted in 2016 requires the state’s three largest electrical Corp.s to file applications for programs and investments to accelerate the widespread deployment of distributed storage systems.

Final Decision Implementing the AB 2868 Energy Storage Program and Investment FrameworkJul 5 2019
Mar 6 2018Southern California Edison Co.Edison InternationalCA PUCA1803002ProcurementN/A

The Southern California Edison Co. filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of its energy storage investment plan for the 2018 biennial procurement cycle, including a solicitation for about 40 megawatts of utility-owned storage at substations to aid renewable integration. The proposal stems from a 2010 law that mandated storage targets for the state’s investor owned utilities.

Final Decision Implementing the AB 2868 Energy Storage Program and Investment FrameworkJul 5 2019
Mar 6 2018Pacific Gas and Electric Co.PG&E Corp.CA PUCA1803001ProcurementN/A

The Pacific Gas and Electric Co. filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of its 2018 energy storage procurement and investment plan. AB 2868 enacted in 2016 requires the state’s three largest electrical Corp.s to file applications for programs and investments to accelerate the widespread deployment of distributed storage systems.

Final Decision Implementing the AB 2868 Energy Storage Program and Investment FrameworkJul 5 2019
Dec 1 2017Pacific Gas and Electric Co.PG&E Corp.CA PUCA1712003ProcurementN/A

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of agreements resulting from its 2016-2017 energy storage solicitation and related cost recovery.

Order Modifying DecisionApr 29 2019
Dec 1 2017Southern California EdisonEdison InternationalCA PUCA1712002ProcurementN/A

Southern California Edison Co. filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of the results of its 2016 solicitation of energy storage. The commission authorized the Co. to procure up to 20 megawatts of resource adequacy-eligible storage projects, and also explore innovative use cases including storage that can facilitate distribution deferral.

Order Modifying DecisionApr 29 2019
Jul 14 2017Portland General Electric Co.N/AOR PUCUM 1856ProcurementN/A

The Portland General Electric Co. filed its draft storage potential evaluation with the Oregon Public Utilities Commission pursuant to HB 2193 enacted in 2015, requiring the commission to evaluate electric companies’ proposals for procuring qualifying energy storage systems and to implement guidelines for submission and review of proposals.

PGE Draft Storage Potential EvaluationOct 25 2018
May 31 2017Nevada UtilitiesN/ANVLegis- latureSB 145ProcurementN/A

Requires certain electric utilities to file grid modernization plans with the state PUC including evaluation of the benefits and costs of new technologies, contracts, sources of energy, distributed resources, energy storage, ways to reduce emissions and enhance grid reliability and security.

Revises provisions relating to energyMay 31 2017
May 31 2017Nevada UtilitiesN/ANVLegis- latureSB 204ProcurementInvestigation/StudyN/A

Requires the Nevada Public Utilities Commission to investigate and determine, on or before October 1, 2018, whether it is in the public interest to establish a requirement for the procurement of energy storage systems by an electric utility.

Biennial targets for certain electric utilities to procure energy storage systems under certain circumstancesMay 31 2017
Apr 26 2017San Diego Gas & ElectricSempra EnergyCA PUCA1704017ProcurementN/A

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking approval to recover the costs for its procurement of energy storage and demand response resources to replace capacity lost from the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

Decision Approving Cost RecoveryJun 7 2018
Sep 26 2016Maryland UtilitiesN/AMD PSCPC44ProcurementN/A

On May 13, 2019, Maryland Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. signed into law SB573 (2019), the Energy Storage Pilot Project Act. The Commission hereby establishes an Energy Storage Pilot Program in accordance with the Act. Each Maryland investor-owned electric company, as defined by the Act, is hereby ordered to solicit offers to develop energy storage projects and thereafter submit applications for those projects to the Commission for approval.

Order Establishing an Energy Storage Pilot ProgramAug 23 2019
Aug 8 2016Massachusetts UtilitiesN/AMALegis- latureH 4568Procurement, Capacity TargetN/A

Requires the Department of Energy Resources to determine by the end of 2016 whether it is appropriate to set targets for electric utilities to procure viable energy storage by 2020, and adopt procurement targets by 2017, if found appropriate, and review them every three years.

An Act to promote energy diversityAug 8 2016
Mar 29 2016Utah UtilitiesN/AUTLegis- latureSB 115ProcurementN/A

Establishes utility investments in several clean energy programs, including battery storage.

Sustainable Transportation and Energy Plan ActMar 29 2016
Apr 2 2015California UtilitiesN/ACA PUCR1503011ProcurementN/A

The California Public Utilities Commission instituted a rulemaking proceeding to consider policy and implementation refinements to the energy storage procurement framework and design program and related action plan of the California energy storage roadmap.

Decisionon Multiple-Use Application IssuesJan 17 2018
BATTERY STORAGE PROGRAMS
Sep 18 2019Duke Energy FloridaDuke Energy Corp.FL PSC20190183-EIPilot ProgramN/A

Duke Energy Florida will implement a 50-megawatt Battery Storage Pilot Program designed to enhance service for retail customers, or to enhance operations of existing or planned solar facilities. Duke Energy Florida filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission requesting a new depreciation class for energy storage equipment and to establish a depreciation rate of 10 percent.

PetitionSep 18 2019
Sep 17 2019Green Mountain Power Corp.Northern New England Energy Corp.VT PUC19-3537-TFPilot ProgramN/A

Green Mountain Power filed tariff sheets with the Vermont Public Utility Commission seeking approval to implement a new standalone “Bring Your Own Device,” or BYOD, offering for customers. incentivizing customers to install energy storage in a way that provides multiple options in energy storage manufacturers as well as a choice of installers.

TariffSep 17 2019
Aug 23 2019Green Mountain Power Corp.Northern New England Energy Corp.VT PUC19A-3343Pilot ProgramRetail Aggregation

Green Mountain Power Corp. proposed a pilot that will provide for the aggregation of various energy storage devices through aggregators, and, in a pay-for-performance model, will provide a monthly payment to the aggregator based on the actual capacity performance of the aggregate load each month, and the actual value of those services that year.

ReportAug 23 2019
Aug 23 2019Green Mountain Power Corp.Northern New England Energy Corp.VT PUC19A-3344Pilot ProgramRetail Aggregation

Green Mountain Power proposed a pilot program called “Commercial and Industrial Bring Your Own Device,” which opens the company’s distributed energy resource platform to commercial and industrial customers that purchase and install batteries in their business. The pilot is geared towards utilizing larger batteries for peak reduction, and compensating participating customers based on how the systems actually perform during these periods.

Notice of Innovative PilotAug 26 2019
Aug 2 2019Virginia Electric & Power Co.Dominion Energy Inc.VA SCCPUR-2019-00124Pilot ProgramN/A

Virginia Electric & Power Co. filed an application with the Virginia State Corp. Commission for approval to participate in the pilot program for electric power storage batteries. The company unveiled three proposals for battery deployment – prevention of solar backfeeding, non-wires alternative, and solar-plus storage – to improve system reliability, defer investments in grid upgrades, improve renewable integration, and lower the need for additional generation during peak demand periods.

Order of Notice and HearingAug 16 2019
Jun 17 2019Pacific PowerPacifiCorpOR PUCUM 2027Pilot ProgramN/A

Pacific Power filed an application with the Oregon Public Utilities Commission for approval of deferred accounting for energy storage projects. The company seeks to defer for later ratemaking treatment the non-capital costs associated with its energy storage pilot program. H.B. 2193 required PacifiCorp to submit to the Commission a proposal to develop energy storage systems and procure any authorized projects by January 1, 2020. PacifiCorp sought approval for two pilot projects. Pilot Project #1 involved building a 2 MW/6 MWh battery to meet the requirements of the H.B. 2193. Pilot Project #2 would provide financial assistance for up to four energy storage installation projects that will seek to support community resiliency while also providing benefits to the utility as identified through technical assistance.

Initial ApplicationJun 17 2019
May 30 2019Minnesota UtilitiesN/AMNLegis- latureHF 2Pilot Program, Study/ InvestigationN/A

Directs the Commissioner of Commerce to contract with an independent consultant to conduct an energy storage cost-benefit analysis, requires utilities to assess energy storage in their integrated resource plans, and authorizes utilities to undertake energy storage pilot projects; allows utilities to petition to recover costs associated with implementing an energy storage pilot project.

Special session jobs, economic development, energy, and commerce finance billMay 30 2019
May 13 2019Maryland UtilitiesN/AMD Legis- latureSB 573Pilot Program, ProcurementN/A

Establishes an energy storage pilot program that requires each investor-owned utility to solicit offers for projects under various commercial and regulatory models.

Energy Storage Pilot Project ActMay 13 2019
Feb 25 2019Green Mountain PowerÉnergir LPVT PUC19A-0561Pilot Program, IncentivesN/A

Green Mountain Power filed an amendment with the Vermont Public Utility Commission to expand its battery storage pilot program to include new devices, update battery bill credits, and provide an upfront, one-time incentive as an alternative to monthly credits for customers installing a compatible battery system. The Co. intends to access the batteries for peak shaving.

Amendment to Existing Pilot - ReportMar 1 2019
Jan 31 2019Georgia Power Co.Southern Co.GA PSC42311Pilot ProgramN/A

Georgia Power shall develop a pilot project using used lithium ion batteries for a grid-connected charging system for electric vehicles. The goal for the pilot shall include keeping charging of clean electric vehicles affordable and insulating the grid from spikes in electricity demand. The cost of the pilot shall not exceed $250,000.

Order Adopting Stipulation as AmendedJul 29 2019
Jan 30 2019Portland General Electric Co.Portland General Electric Co.OR PUCUM 1999Pilot Program, Cost RecoveryN/A

The Portland General Electric Co. filed an application with the Oregon Public Utility Commission requesting authorization to defer the costs and revenues associated with its residential storage pilot. The deferral would support an automatic adjustment clause to recover the operation and maintenance costs, and the tracking of capital-related costs into prices.

Docket Filing ApplicationJan 30 2019
Aug 24 2018Narragansett Electric Co.National GridRI PUC4770Pilot Program, ProcurementN/A

Agreement of Narragansett Electric Co. d/b/a National Grid under its PowerSector Transformation Vision and Implementation Plan, approved by the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, to implement an Energy Storage Demonstration program in which the National Grid will own and operate at least one energy storage system. The RIPUC also approved an energy storage-based performance incentive for National Grid, which targets at least 4 MW of installed capacity in each of 2019-2021, and includes both utility-scale and behind-the-meter storage regardless of ownership.

Request for Proposals for an Energy storage System in Rhode IslandJan 16 2019
Apr 20 2018Virginia Electric and Power Co.Dominion Energy Inc.VA SCCPUR-2018-00060Pilot ProgramN/A

The Virginia State Corp. Commission opened a docket to consider Virginia Electric and Power Co.’s implementation of a pilot program for the deployment of electric power storage batteries pursuant to SB 966 enacted in March 2018.

Order Establishing GuidelinesNov 26 2018
Apr 20 2018Appalachian Power Co.American Electric Power Co.VA SCCPUR-2018-00059Pilot ProgramN/A

The Virginia State Corp. Commission opened a docket to consider the Appalachian Power Co.’s implementation of a pilot program for the deployment of electric power storage batteries pursuant to SB 966 enacted in March 2018.

Order Establishing GuidelinesNov 26 2018
Mar 9 2018Virginia UtilitiesN/AVALegis- latureSB 966Pilot ProgramN/A

Requires the Virginia State Corp. Commission to establish pilot programs under which Appalachian Power Co. and Dominion Energy Virginia shall submit a proposal to deploy electric power storage batteries.

Electric utility regulation; grid modernization, energy efficiencyMar 9 2018
Dec 1 2017Liberty Utilities (Granite State Electric) Corp.Liberty UtilitiesNH PUCDE 17-189Pilot ProgramN/A

Liberty Utilities (Granite State Electric) Corp. asked the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission to approve a pilot program to buy and install batteries and related equipment for up to 1,000 residential customers. The Co. intends to use the pilot to save transmission costs and study potential system benefits.

Order Approving ImplementationJan 17 2019
Oct 30 2015Dayton Power and Light Co.AES Corp.OH PUCO15-1830-EL-AIRPilot ProgramN/A

The Dayton Power and Light Co. initiated a process to develop a pilot plan for potential implementation of non-wires alternatives, such as energy efficiency, demand response, distributed generation, and energy storage, in order to cost-effectively defer or avoid distribution investments. The initiative is part of a stipulated that the commission adopted in the Co.’s rate case in September 2018.

Status ReportDec 18 2018
Apr 24 2014New York UtilitiesN/ANY PSC14-M-0101Pilot ProgramN/A

The New York Public Service Commission opened a proceeding to implement the Reforming the Energy Vision initiative, which seeks a fundamental restructuring of the centralized utility model in response to technology advancements and customer trends. The initiative requires utilities to develop demonstration projects to test new technologies. In 2017, the commission directed investor-owned utilities to deploy at least two energy-storage projects by December 2018.

National Grid Non-Wires AlternativesSolutions Solution RFPNov 8 2019
MARKET RULES
Jan 9 2020Maine UtilitiesN/AME PUC2020-00010Market RulesNon-Wires Alternatives

The Maine Public Utilities Commission opened an inquiry into rules related to nonwires alternative (NWA) coordinator investigations. Legislation enacted in the 2019 session established the position of NWA coordinator to investigate and identify nonwires alternatives to transmission and distribution line projects and to evaluate their costs and benefits compared to utility capital investments in the transmission and distribution system.

Notice of InquiryJan 14 2020
Dec 6 2019Tampa Electric CompanyEmera Inc.Fl PSC20190215-EIMarket RulesRegulatory Treatment

Tampa Electric Company filed an application with the Florida Public Service Company for approval of new depreciation accounts and rates for energy storage equipment effective with the in-service dates of such units.

Petition for ApprovalDec 6 2019
May 20 2019Texas UtilitiesN/ATX Legis- latureSB 1012Market RulesRegulatory Treatment

Provides that a municipally owned utility or an electric cooperative that owns or operates electric energy storage equipment or facilities is not required to register as a power generation company.

Relating to the applicability of certain electric energy storage equipment requirements to municipally owned utilities and electric cooperativesMay 20 2019
Mar 5 2019Arizona Public Service Co.Pinnacle West CapitalAZ CCE-01345A-19-0049Market RulesRegulatory Treatment

The Arizona Public Service Co. filed an application with the Arizona Corporation Commission requesting approval to include third party storage contracts in the Power Supply Adjustor, or PSA, an arrangement that allows recovery of storage product costs. The company executed two separate energy storage system purchase tolling agreement with third party developers for a total of 150 megawatts pursuant to its 2018 peaking capacity request for proposals.

Application for ApprovalMar 5 2019
Feb 7 2019New Mexico UtilitiesN/ANM Legis- latureSB 489Market RulesRegulatory Treatment, Siting

Recognizes energy storage facilities as a type of facility that can apply for certificate of public convenience and necessity; establishes guidelines for approval including, cost effectiveness, reduced fossil fuel usage, enhanced reliability, energy source diversity and grid security and emissions reduction.

Energy Transition ActMar 12 2019
Dec 21 2018New York UtilitiesN/ANY Legis- latureA 10410Market Rules, IncentivesRegulatory Treatment

Provides a definition for electric energy storage equipment and provides a tax abatement for such equipment placed in service from January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2021.

Provides a tax abatement for electric energy storage equipmentDec 21 2018
Dec 3 2018Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc.N/AFERCER19-465-000Market RulesWholesale Market Participation

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc. submitted proposed revisions to its Open Access Transmission, Energy and Operating Reserve Markets Tariff in compliance with the requirements of Order No. 841, which removes barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary services markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators.

Order on Compliance DocketNov 21 2019
Dec 3 2018California Independent System Operator CorporationN/AFERCER19-468-000ER19-468-001Market RulesWholesale Market Participation

California Independent System Operator Corporation submitted proposed revisions to its Open Access Transmission Tariff in compliance with the requirements of Order No. 841,2 which removes barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators.

Order on Compliance FilingNov 21 2019
Dec 3 2018PJM Interconnect LLCN/AFERCER19-469-000 ER19-462-000Market RulesWholesale Market Participation

On December 3, 2018, in Docket No. ER19-469-000, PJM submitted a compliance filing pursuant to the Commission’s directives in Order No. 841, proposing revisions to the PJM Tariff and the PJM Operating Agreement to establish a participation model that facilitates the participation of Energy Storage Resources (ESRs) in the PJM Capacity, Energy and Ancillary Services markets.

Order On Compliance Filing, Instituting Section 206 Proceeding, and Establishing Paper HearingOct 17 2019
Dec 3 2018Southwest Power Pool Inc.N/AFERCER19-460-000Market RulesWholesale Market Participation

On December 3, 2018, Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (SPP) submitted proposed revisions to its Open Access Transmission Tariff (Tariff) in compliance with the requirements of Order No. 841, which removes barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators.

Order No. 841 Compliance Filing_ER19-460-000Oct 17 2019
Dec 3 2018ISO New England Inc.N/AFERCER19-470Market RulesWholesale Market Participation

On December 3, 2018, ISO New England Inc., joined by the New England Power Pool, submitted proposed revisions in compliance with the requirements of Order No. 841, which removes barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators.

FERC Order Accepting Order No. 841 Compliance FilingNov 22 2019
Dec 3 2018New York Independent System Operator Inc.N/AFERCER19-467-000Market RulesWholesale Market Participation

On December 3, 2018, New York Independent System Operator, Inc. filed tariff revisions to comply with Commission Order No. 841, which removes barriers to the participation of electric storage resources in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets operated by Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators.

Letter requesting New York Independent System Operator, Inc. to provide additional information re the Compliance Filing to Order No. 841Apr 1 2019
Oct 10 2018ISO New England Inc.N/AFERCER19-84-000Market RulesWholesale Market Participation

The ISO New England Inc. filed tariff revisions with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to codify a new design for emerging storage technologies to participate in the New England markets. The revisions will enable these technologies to be dispatched in the real-time energy market in a manner that more fully recognizes their ability to transition continuously and rapidly betweena charging state anda discharging state and that provides a means for their simultaneous participation in the energy, reserves, and regulation markets.

Order Accepting RevisionsFeb 25 2019
Sep 19 2018California MarketN/ACA Legis- latureSB 1369Market RulesEligibility Rules

Requires the California Public Utilities Commission, State Air Resources Board, and Energy Commission to consider green electrolytic hydrogen an eligible form of storage and to consider other potential uses of green electrolytic hydrogen.

Energy: green electrolytic hydrogenSep 19 2018
Sep 19 2018California MarketN/ACA Legis- latureSB 1339Market RulesRegulatory Treatment

Requires the California Public Utilities Commission, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission and the Independent System Operator, to take specified actions by Dec. 1, 2020, to facilitate the commercialization of microgrids for distribution customers of large electrical corporations. Microgrids include distributed energy resources, battery storage, demand response, and other tools.

Electricity: microgrids: tariffsSep 19 2018
Mar 22 2018Colorado MarketN/ACOLegis- latureSB 18-009Market RulesRegulatory Treatment, Interconnection

Declares that consumers of electricity have a right to install, interconnect, and use energy storage systems on their property, and directs the Colorado public utilities commission to adopt rules governing the installation, interconnection, and use of customer-sited energy storage systems.

Allow Electric Utility Customers Install Energy Storage EquipmentMar 22 2018
Mar 19 2018RTO/ISOsN/AFERCAD16-20-001RM16-23-001Wholesale Market RulesWholesale Market Participation

The American Municipal Power Inc., American Public Power Association, and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association requested a rehearing of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s final rule issued in February 2018 regarding electric storage participation in wholesale markets.

Order Affirming Storage Market Participation RuleMay 16 2019
Oct 3 2017Massachusetts UtilitiesN/AMA DPU17-146Market RulesNet Metering

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities opened an inquiry into the eligibility of energy storage systems to net meter and the application of net metering rules and regulations relating to the participation of certain net metering facilities in the New England forward capacity market.

Clarifying Order on Net MeteringMay 28 2019
Sep 30 2017California MarketN/ACA Legis- latureAB 546Market RulesPermitting

Directs counties or cities with a population of 200,000 or more to make available web-based documentation and forms for permitting of advanced energy storage. The bill authorizes the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research to provide guidance on energy storage permitting, including potential factors for local governments to consider in establishing fees for permitting and inspection.

Land use: local ordinances: energy systemsSep 30 2017
Jul 27 2017Consolidated Edison Co. of New York Inc.Consolidated Edison Co.NY PSC17-E-0458Market RulesRetail Market Participation

Consolidated Edison Co. of New York Inc. filed tariff amendments with the New York Public Service Commission to expand the circumstances under which electric energy storage systems would be able to export to its distribution system as part of a commission-approved plan to more effectively harness and use renewable energy.

Approval OrderFeb 22 2018
Jun 9 2017Sierra Pacific Power Co.NV EnergyNV PUC17-06015Market RulesRegulatory Treatment, Interconnection

Clarification of Rule 15 to “expressly recognize and facilitate the interconnection of energy storage facilities to Sierra’s distribution system by adding a new defined term, ‘Energy Storage Device”. Tariff Rule No. 15 sets forth the terms and conditions to which Sierra must allow generating facilities to interconnect to and operate in conjunction with its electric distribution system.

Stipulation AcceptedApr 13 2018
Nov 17 2016RTO/ISOsN/AFERCRM16-23-000Market RulesWholesale Market Participation

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission opened rulemaking to remove barriers to the participation of electric storage resources and distributed energy resource aggregations in the capacity, energy, and ancillary service markets operated by regional transmission organizations and independent system operators.

Final RuleFeb 15 2018
Dec 23 2015New York UtilitiesN/ANY PSC15-E-0751Market RulesRetail Market Compensation Rates

The New York Public Service Commission opened a proceeding to identify interim approach to valuing distributed energy resources including a transition plan for moving from net metering and establish a methodology to determine their full value. On June 19, 2018, New York electric utilities proposed tariff options to compensate projects pairing clean energy and storage to ensure that the “value stack” pricing components are available only when it is clear that exported energy originates from an eligible generating equipment.

NYSERDA's Petition for Expansion of Community Adder IncentiveNov 1 2019
Jul 17 2014California IOUsN/ACA PUCR1407002Market RulesRetail Market Compensation Rates

The California Public Utilities Commission instituted a rulemaking proceeding to develop a successor to existing net energy metering tariffs. In February 2018, the commission granted a request by the state’s major utilities to modify the method for calculating credits for customers with on-site generation paired with energy storage systems.

Decision Regarding Assessment of Non-Bypassable ChargesMay 6 2019
STUDY/ INVESTIGATION
Sep 4 2019North Carolina UtilitiesN/ANC UCE-100 SUB 164Study/ InvestigationGeneral Policy

The North Carolina Utilities Commission opened a docket to gather input on discrete energy-storage related topics to build on a December 2018 report issued by the University of North Carolina’s Policy Collaboratory to address a statewide coordinated storage policy. The report stems from 2017 legislation to examine how battery technologies may or may not provide value to consumers, feasibility of storage deployment, including the ability to serve multiple applications that are currently not provided, the economic potential or impact, and existing policies and recommended policy changes.

Order Initiating InvestigationSep 4 2019
Jul 19 2019Maine UtilitiesN/AME Legis- latureLD 1614Study/ InvestigationGeneral Policy

Establishes a commission to study the economic, environmental and energy benefits of energy storage to the Maine electricity industry.

Jul 3 2019Nevada Power Co., Sierra Pacific Power Co.NV EnergyNV PUC19-06050Study/ InvestigationIncentives

The Nevada Public Utilities Commission opened a show cause proceeding to determine why Nevada Power Co. and Sierra Pacific Power Co. should not be administratively fined and examining other potential remedies to address the funding shortfall for energy storage incentives.

NoticeJul 3 2019
May 30 2019Minnesota UtilitiesN/AMN Legis- latureHF 2Study/ Investigation, ProgramCost-Benefit Analysis

Directs the Commissioner of Commerce to contract with an independent consultant to conduct an energy storage cost-benefit analysis, requires utilities to assess energy storage in their integrated resource plans, and authorizes utilities to undertake energy storage pilot projects; allows utilities to petition to recover costs associated with implementing an energy storage pilot project.

Special session jobs, economic development, energy, and commerce finance billMay 30 2019
Mar 6 2019New Jersey Utilities, SuppliersN/ANJ BPU"New Jersey Energy Storage Analysis"Study/ InvestigationGeneral Policy

The staff of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities invites all interested parties and members of the public to provide comments on a number of issues to assist the BPU in the preparation of an Energy Storage Analysis.

Board OrderJun 12 2019
Jun 25 2018Maine UtilitiesN/AME PUC2018-00171Study/ InvestigationRate-Setting

The Maine Public Utilities Commission opened an investigation into rate-setting mechanisms regarding non-wire alternatives. In 2017, the commission issued an order finding that it would not be in the public interest to designate a third-party non-transmission alternative coordinator as the policy goals set forth in the Smart Grid Policy Act can be realized efficiently by removing the incentives in existing paradigms that could cause utilities to favor wires solutions over non-wires.

MemorandumDec 17 2018
Jun 21 2018New York UtilitiesN/ANY PSC18-E-0130Study/ InvestigationDeployment

The New York Public Service Commission and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority filed an energy storage roadmap outlining the market-supported policy, regulatory, and programmatic actions necessary to achieve the state’s near-term installment goals, and recommendations for the commission to consider when designing the storage deployment program.

Energy Storage Market Acceleration Incentives Implementation PlanAug 1 2019
Jun 7 2018Virginia UtilitiesN/AVALegis- latureHB 5002Study/ InvestigationDeployment

Directs the Virginia Solar Development Authority and Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy to conduct a study to determine whether or not legislation adopting regulatory reforms and incentives will be helpful in encouraging emerging energy storage capacity in the state.

Budget BillJun 7 2018
Feb 5 2018Texas UtilitiesN/ATX PUC48023Study/ InvestigationGeneral Policy

The Texas Public Utility Commission opened a rulemaking proceeding to address the use of non-traditional technologies, including energy storage, in electric delivery service.

MemorandumSep 7 2018
Aug 17 2017Nevada UtilitiesN/ANV PUC17-07014Study/ InvestigationProcurement

The Nevada Public Utilities Commission opened an investigation and rulemaking to implement SB 204 enacted in May 2017, requiring the commission to determine by October 1, 2018, whether it is in the public interest to establish storage procurement requirements for electric utilities.

Proposed Regulation Establishing Biennial Energy Storage TargetsNov 26 2019
May 31 2017Nevada UtilitiesN/ANV Legis- latureSB 204Study/ InvestigationProcurement

Requires the Nevada Public Utilities Commission to investigate and determine, on or before October 1, 2018, whether it is in the public interest to establish a requirement for the procurement of energy storage systems by an electric utility.

Biennial targets for certain electric utilities to procure energy storage systems under certain circumstancesMay 31 2017
May 4 2017Maryland UtilitiesN/AMD Legis- latureHB 773Study/ InvestigationIncentives

Requires the Maryland Clean Energy Center to conduct a study of regulatory reforms and market incentives that may be necessary to increase the use of energy storage devices in the state in consultation with certain entities and interests; provides considerations and criteria to conduct the study and specifies dates to submit interim and final reports to certain standing committees.

Clean Energy - Energy Storage Technology StudyMay 4 2017
Jan 12 2016Nevada UtilitiesN/ANV PUC16-01013Study/ InvestigationGeneral Policy

The Nevada Public Utilities Commission opened a proceeding to investigate energy storage technologies.

Closing ReportSep 28 2018
Nov 30 2015Connecticut UtilitiesN/ACT PURA15-11-34Study/ InvestigationGeneral Policy

The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy jointly opened a proceeding to provide an open, public, and transparent forum for the agencies to solicit and receive information and comments from electric industry stakeholders and other interested persons regarding energy storage systems.

Notice of ProceedingDec 7 2015
May 18 2015Washington UtilitiesN/AWA UTCUE-151069Study/ InvestigationProcurement

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission opened a docket to investigate the role of energy storage in electric utility planning and procurement.

Report and Policy StatementOct 11 2017
INCENTIVES
Aug 6 2019Green Mountain Power Corp.Northern New England Energy Corp.VT PUC19A-3193Pilot Program, IncentivesUtility Incentive Program

Green Mountain Power provided notice of its proposed “Energy Bundle” innovative pilot, is designed to test customer interest in new energy pricing options that wrap in multiple energy resources. The bundle, which consists of rooftop solar array, home battery storage, flat-priced grid energy, and an option to add an electric vehicle, is designed to test customer interest in new energy pricing options that wrap in multiple energy resources. The utility will provide an upfront incentive or monthly bill credit for access to each compatible battery system.

Order Determining no Further ActionAug 22 2019
Aug 1 2019Green Mountain Power Corp.Northern New England Energy Corp.VT PUC19-3167-TFIncentivesUtility Incentive Program

Green Mountain Power Corp. filed an application with the Vermont Public Utilities Commission for approval of an Energy Storage System tariff effective on bills rendered on or after Sept. 15, 2019.

Energy Storage Tariff FilingNov 8 2019
Feb 25 2019Green Mountain PowerÉnergir LPVT PUC19A-0561Pilot Program, IncentivesUtility Incentive Program

Green Mountain Power filed an amendment with the Vermont Public Utility Commission to expand its battery storage pilot program to include new devices, update battery bill credits, and provide an upfront, one-time incentive as an alternative to monthly credits for customers installing a compatible battery system. The Co. intends to access the batteries for peak shaving.

Amendment to Existing Pilot - ReportMar 1 2019
Feb 15 2019Unitil Corp, National Grid plc, Eversource EnergyN/AMA DPU19-24IncentivesNet Metering

Unitil Corp, National Grid plc, and Eversource Energy filed revised model tariffs for net metering and the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target, or SMART, program, clarifying the eligibility of facilities which are paired with energy storage systems to net meter.

Stamp Approval of SMART Program TariffJul 2 2019
Feb 1 2019Nevada Power Co., Sierra Pacific Power Co.NV EnergyNV PUC19-02001IncentivesUtility Incentive Program

Nevada Power Co. and Sierra Pacific Power Co. filed an application with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission for approval of annual plans for the Solar Energy Systems Incentive Program, the Wind Energy Systems Demonstration Program, the Waterpower Energy Systems Demonstration Program, the Energy Storage and Low Income components of the Solar Program, and the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration Program for Program Year 2019-2020.

Monthly ReportsNov 15 2019
Jan 14 2019Oregon MarketN/AOR Legis- latureHB 2618IncentivesRebates

Requires State Department of Energy to adopt by rule program for providing rebates for purchase, construction or installation of residential and certain nonresidential solar electric systems and paired solar and storage systems.

HB 2618 Relating to solar incentives; and prescribing an effective date.Aug 14 2019
Dec 21 2018New York MarketN/ANY Legis- latureA 10410Incentives, Market RulesTax Abatement

Provides a definition for electric energy storage equipment and provides a tax abatement for such equipment placed in service from January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2021.

Provides a tax abatement for electric energy storage equipmentDec 21 2018
Sep 27 2018California MarketN/ACA Legis- latureSB 700IncentivesFunding

Extends the collection for the self-generation incentive program to Dec. 31, 2024, and the administration of the program to Jan. 1, 2026. The bill requires the California Public Utilities Commission to adopt requirements for eligible battery storage systems to lower emissions and specifies that generation technologies using nonrenewable fuels are not eligible for incentives under the program from 2020.

Self-generation incentive programSep 27 2018
Jun 1 2018Colorado MarketN/ACOLegis- latureSB 18-003IncentivesPromotion

Adds energy storage systems as items that the Colorado Energy Office should promote.

Colorado Energy OfficeJun 1 2018
Feb 1 2018NV EnergyBerkshire HathawayNV PUC18-02002IncentivesUtility Incentive Program

NV Energy filed an application with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of annual plans for its incentive programs for the year 2018-2019. The programs stem from legislation enacted in 2017 that tasked the commission with creating an incentive program for battery storage within the state’s solar program, an electric vehicle pilot, and allocation of funds for distributed generation for low-income classes.

Closing ReportJul 20 2018
Jun 22 2017Oregon MarketN/AOR Legis- latureHB 2132IncentivesFinancing

Expands purposes for which improvements may be made under local government financing program to include energy storage, smart electric vehicle charging stations and water efficiency; clarifies provisions relating to liens on qualifying real property.

Relating to local government programs to finance improvements to real property; and prescribing an effective dateJun 22 2017
May 4 2017Maryland MarketN/AMDLegis- latureSB 758IncentivesTax Credit

Allows a credit against the state income tax for certain costs of certain energy storage systems and provides that the credit may not exceed a certain amount.

Income Tax Credit - Energy Storage SystemsMay 4 2017
Apr 5 2017Virginia MarketN/AVALegis- latureSB 1258IncentivesGovernment Promotion

Expands the mission of the Solar Energy Development Authority to include battery storage development.

Virginia Solar Energy Development and Energy Storage Authority; increases membershipApr 5 2017
Nov 15 2012California UtilitiesN/ACA PUCR1211005IncentivesFunding

The California Public Utilities Commission opened a proceeding to consider policies for the development of cost-effective, clean and reliable distributed generation, including the self-generation incentive program, which includes energy storage. In April 2017, the commission doubled the program’s annual budget for 2017-2019 relative to the 2008 level and allocated additional funding for storage incentives.

Decision Establishing Self-Generation Incentive Program Equity BudgetSep 18 2019
CAPACITY TARGET
Nov 5 2018N/AN/ANYLegis- latureA 8921Capacity TargetN/A

Requires the establishment of a 2030 energy storage goal by end of 2018 and require a deployment policy that considers the deferred cost associated with transmission, distribution or generation; assisting integration of variable renewables; reducing emissions; reducing demand for peak electrical generation; and improving reliable operations.

Relates to establishing the energy storage deployment policyNov 5 2018
Aug 9 2018Massachusetts UtilitiesN/AMALegis- latureH 4857Capacity TargetN/A

Establishes a battery storage deployment target of 1,000 megawatt-hours by 2025, up from the previous goal of of 200 megawatt-hours by 2020; creates a “clean peak standard,” which could incentivize storage deployment to make clean energy dispatchable during peak hours, by requiring a minimum percentage of kilowatt-hour sales during seasonal peak hours that must be met from clean energy.

An Act to advance clean energyAug 9 2018
Aug 17 2017Nevada UtilitiesN/ANV PUC17-07014Study/ InvestigationProcurement

The Nevada Public Utilities Commission opened an investigation and rulemaking to implement SB 204 enacted in May 2017, requiring the commission to determine by October 1, 2018, whether it is in the public interest to establish storage procurement requirements for electric utilities.

Proposed Regulation Establishing Biennial Energy Storage TargetsNov 26 2019
May 23 2018New Jersey UtilitiesN/ANJLegis- latureA 3723Capacity TargetN/A

Sets a target for the state to reach 600 MW of energy storage by 2021 and 2 GW by 2030; expands and accelerates the state’s renewable portfolio standard to 35 percent by 2025 and 50 percent by 2030, from the previous mandate of 20.38 percent by 2020; accelerates the schedule to require load serving entities to provide a greater percentage of solar energy each year, culminating in 5.1 percent by 2021, up from the previous target of 4.1 percent by 2028; requires the New Jersy Board of Public Utilities to establish an orderly transition from the SREC program to an alternative incentive mechanism.

Establishes and modifies clean energy and energy efficiency programs; modifies State's solar renewable energy portfolio standardsMay 23 2018
Nov 29 2017New York UtilitiesN/ANYLegis- latureA 6571Capacity TargetN/A

Requires establishment of energy storage procurement targets through 2030 and directs the New York Public Service Commission to develop programs for meeting that goal by January 1, 2018.

Establishes the energy storage deployment programNov 29 2017
May 31 2017N/AN/ANVLegis- latureSB 204Capacity Target, ProcurementN/A

Requires the Public Utilities Commission to investigate and determine, on or before October 1, 2018, whether it is in the public interest to establish by regulation a requirement for the procurement of energy storage systems by an electric utility.

Requires the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to investigate and establish biennial targets for certain electric utilities to procure energy storage[...]May 31 2017
Sep 26 2016California UtilitiesN/ACALegis- latureAB 2868Capacity Target, ProcurementN/A

Requires the Public Utilities Commission to direct the state’s three largest electrical corporations to file applications for programs and investments to accelerate widespread deployment of distributed energy storage systems; sets a limit of 500 megawatts on the total capacity of investments and programs divided equally among the electrical corporations, allowing up to 25 percent of the capacity for behind-the-meter systems.

Energy StorageSep 26 2016
Aug 22 2016Arizona UtilitiesN/AAZ CCE-00000Q-16-0289Capacity TargetN/A

In June 2016, the commission issued a proposal to implement the Arizona Energy Modernization Plan that sets a goal to deploy 3,000 megawatts of energy storage by 2030 and source 80 percent of annual electric sales from clean resources by 2050.

Aug 8 2016N/AN/AMALegis- latureH 4568Capacity Target, ProcurementN/A

Requires the Department of Energy Resources to determine by the end of 2016 whether it is appropriate to set targets for electric utilities to procure viable energy storage by 2020, and adopt procurement targets by 2017, if found appropriate, and review them every three years.

An Act to promote energy diversityAug 8 2016
Jun 15 2015Oregon UtilitiesN/AORLegis- latureHB 2193Capacity TargetN/A

Requires the state’s major electricity providers to have a minimum of 5 MWh of energy storage in service by 2020.

Relating to energy storage; and declaring an emergencyJun 15 2015
Sep 29 2010California UtilitiesN/ACA Legis- latureAB 2514Capacity TargetN/A

Requires the California Public Utilities Commission to open a proceeding to determine appropriate targets, if any, for the state’s investor-owned utilities to procure viable and cost-effective energy storage systems and, by October 1, 2013, to adopt an energy storage system procurement target, if determined to be appropriate, to be achieved by each load-serving entity by December 31, 2020.

An act to amend Section 9620 of, and to add Chapter 7.7 (commencing with Section 2835) to Part 2 of Division 1 of, the Public Utilities[...]Sep 29 2010