ESA Statement on California Public Utilities Commission Decision on Multiple-Use Storage

Statement from Kelly Speakes-Backman, CEO of the Energy Storage Association, regarding the California Public Utilities Commission decision to enable multiple-use energy storage.

"ESA applauds the forward-thinking framework that the California Public Utilities Commission has approved to enable multiple-use energy storage. We are pleased the CPUC correctly recognizes the unique flexibility of storage, which offers savings to ratepayers, enhances customer choice and improves grid reliability and resilience. The CPUC’s decision will allow all storage assets -- owned either by customers, by utilities, or by third-parties – to provide a greater range of services to the electric system and avoid more costly peaking resources or upgrades to the distribution infrastructure."