ESA Filings

  • ESA files Comments Supportive of the NY Energy Storage Roadmap

    Posted: September 10, 2018 - 16:25 / New York / ESA Filings

    ESA will file comments today on the New York Storage Roadmap at the New York Public Service Commission. In our comments, ESA supports the steps recommended in the Roadmap to achieve the State of New York’s storage deployment program and provides additional details and suggestions.

  • ESA Files Comments on Updating Integrated Resource Planning to Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

    Posted: September 7, 2018 - 08:00 / Indiana / ESA Filings

    ESA today is filing comments in response to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission’s request for comments (Docket RM15-06) on proposed revisions to the Commission's rule requiring electric utilities to prepare and submit integrated resource plans (IRPs). In our comments, ESA calls for additional revisions to facilitate effective consideration of energy storage, including use of up-to-date cost estimates and forecasts, modeling tools that employ sub-hourly intervals, and instituting a “net cost” analysis to better capture flexibility benefits.

  • ESA Comments on Colorado PUC 17M-0694E ERP

    Posted: September 6, 2018 - 11:54 / Colorado / ESA Filings

    Pursuant to the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Colorado (“Commission”) Decision Opening a Repository Proceeding and Soliciting Input from Interested Participants issued on October 26, 2017, the Energy Storage Association (“ESA”) respectfully submits these comments for the Commission’s consideration in the matter of the Commission’s review of its rules governing electric resource planning, implementing Colorado’s renewable energy standard, and enabling new technology integration.

  • NECEC Initial Comments - DPU 17-146

    Posted: September 6, 2018 - 09:33 / Massachusetts / ESA Filings

    Dear Hearing Officers Rubin and Tohme: The Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC), on behalf of its member companies and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), Vote Solar, the Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE), and the Energy Storage Association (ESA),1 appreciates the opportunity to submit written comments in response to the Department of Public Utilities’ (“Department” or “DPU”) inquiry in D.P.U. 17-146, relative to the eligibility of energy storage systems to net meter. The issues raised in this docket have far-reaching implications for the deployment of both net metering technologies and energy storage in Massachusetts. Customers are increasingly pursuing combined net metering+storage installations, which can maximize the value of the component parts not only for customers but also for the distribution system, and our member company solar and storage providers are developing packages of solutions to meet customer needs. Capturing the value of net metering+storage will be critical for achieving the Commonwealth’s goals for energy storage and net metering technologies, as well as necessary to enable customers to choose these resources to meet their energy needs.

  • ESA Comments on WA UTC U-161024: In the Matter of Rulemaking for Integrated Resource Planning

    Posted: May 21, 2018 - 13:47 / Washington / ESA Filings

    The Energy Storage Association (“ESA”) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments in response to the Notice of Opportunity to File Written Comments on as requested by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (“Commission”) in Docket U-161024 on April 17, 2018. In our comments below, ESA provides recommendations for implementation of a distribution resource planning process to enable competitive, cost-effective solutions and for input on designing a Proof of Regulatory Concept program to pilot new regulatory constructs.

  • ESA Comments on Maryland Interconnection (RM 61)

    Posted: May 10, 2018 - 10:00 / Maryland / ESA Filings

    In the Matter of Revisions to COMAR 20.50.02 and 20.50.09 – Small Generator Facility Interconnection Standards (RM 61)

  • ESA Comments: Review, Modernization and Expansion of the Arizona Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff Rules and Associated Rules

    Posted: April 26, 2018 - 15:48 / Arizona / ESA Filings

    Pursuant the Arizona Corporate Commission’s (“Commission”) Notice of Inquiry filed in Docket Number E-00000Q-160289 on February 22, 2018, ESA respectfully submits these comments for the consideration of the Commission.

  • ESA Comments - PURA INVESTIGATION INTO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM PLANNING OF THE ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES

    Posted: April 3, 2018 - 16:12 / Connecticut / ESA Filings

    Pursuant the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (“Authority”) Notice of Request for Written Comments in the matter of Investigation into Distribution System Planning of the Electric Distribution Companies, issued on March 9, 2018, the Energy Storage Association (“ESA”) respectfully submits these comments. ESA’s comments focus on providing an initial template for the Authority’s consideration for new rules for Distribution Resource Planning (DRP).

  • NECEC Reply Comments - DPU 17-146

    Posted: March 9, 2018 - 15:50 / Massachusetts / ESA Filings

    Dear Hearing Officers Rubin and Tohme: The Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC), on behalf of its member companies and Clean Energy Group (CEG), Energy Storage Association (ESA), Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and Vote Solar, 1 appreciates the opportunity to respond to initial comments submitted by stakeholders in the second phase of the Department of Public Utilities’ (“Department” or “DPU”) inquiry in D.P.U. 17-146, relative to net metering facility participation in the Forward Capacity Market (FCM). The issues raised by stakeholders underscore the continued importance of the inquiry for the deployment and evolution of clean energy net metering-eligible technologies and business models in Massachusetts, under both current and future incentive program regimes.

  • Testimony presented to the Joint Committee on Energy and Technology | Senate Bill No. 9 an Act Concerning Connecticut's Energy Future

    Posted: March 9, 2018 - 15:44 / Connecticut / ESA Filings

    The Energy Storage Association (“ESA”) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments on Senate Bill (SB) 9, a bill Concerning Connecticut’s Energy Future. ESA’s membership comprises over 150 electric utilities, project developers, technology manufacturers, components suppliers, and other companies directly involved in energy storage. Several of our members conduct storage or related business activities in Connecticut. ESA strongly believes that energy storage can open a path to a more efficient, resilient and reliable, sustainable and affordable electric system for Connecticut.

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