CEO Statement on NARUC Resolution on Modeling Energy Storage and Other Flexible Resources

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) commends the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) on its unanimous adoption of a Resolution this week on Modeling Energy Storage and Other Flexible Resources. Thirty-one jurisdictions across the nation utilize integrated resource planning and modeling to determine the most cost-effective options to meet the needs of the U.S. electric grid, and this week’s Resolution codifies the state regulators’ collective intent that these modeling frameworks are important for a complete evaluation of energy storage and other flexible resources.

Energy storage is an enabling technology. It enables utilities and third-party providers to be increasingly responsive to evolving customer needs, grid operators to optimize new and existing resource deployments, and regulators to keep the lights on in a cost-effective manner. We appreciate the leadership of the NARUC community, and look forward to a continued partnership with regulators and other stakeholders as we strive for a better world through a more resilient, efficient, sustainable, and affordable electric grid.