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The implementation and growth of storage on CAISO has been a lot easier than I expected. Its beginning to look like a no-brainer. If they can get permitting and interconnection issues worked out its really gonna take off.

 

  • The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is seeing signs of storage resources' ability to shift energy between different times of the day, as the state begins to deploy more and more energy storage systems, a representative for the grid operator said at a regulatory meeting on Monday.
  • "We're seeing the kind of performance from storage resources that very much matches what we've envisioned the storage fleet doing in the past… inter-temporal movement of energy from low-priced hours of the day to high-priced hours of the day," Gabe Murtaugh, CAISO's storage sector manager, said at a regulatory meeting Monday.
  • Last year, CAISO had around 550 MW of storage on its system; today, that number has grown to a little over 1,500 MW, and is expected to top 3,000 MW by the end of the year, Murtaugh said at the California Energy Commission (CEC) workshop.
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Bob Meinetz on Aug 31, 2021

Joe, convincing gullible renewables advocates that California's largest battery facility was storing energy from the wind and sun, and not the fifth-largest gas plant in the state, has always been a no-brainer. Up next: by 2030, the sun will shine at night in California. Stay tuned!

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