- Aug 17, 2021 1:22 pm GMT
The Arizona Corporation Commission last month approved a Demand Side Management plan proposed by Arizona Public Service Company that provides APS' residential customers with incentives to add energy storage systems coupled with rooftop solar generation and enroll in a Time-of-Use plan.
APS' plan is the latest example of electric distribution utilities — as well as grid operators and utility regulators — turning residential energy storage into another tool for dealing with peak load.
As I noted last month, Hawaii’s Public Utilities Commission recently approved a program under which Hawaiian Electric will pay Oahu homeowners who either install solar+storage units or add storage to their existing solar units as long as they let the company draw from their storage units during its peak hours, which generally are from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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