ESA Filings

  • Massachusetts Electric Grid Modernization Stakeholder Working Group Process: Report to the Department of Public Utilities from the Steering Committee

    Posted: July 2, 2013 - 16:16 / MA DPU / ESA Filings

    The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (“Department”) opened this proceeding in order to solicit input from stakeholders on how to ensure that the Department’s policies facilitate adoption of grid modernization technologies and practices by the electric distribution companies over the short, medium, and long term. In this spirit, the Stakeholder Working Group developed this Report in an open, collaborative process, through the participation of a number of stakeholders having key interest in the Grid Modernization investigation. Consequently, the substantive information and principles and recommendations contained in this Report come from a variety of perspectives. The information contained herein should prove useful to the Department when considering the scope and the issues that will need to be resolved in future proceedings.

  • Comments of the ESA on Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Entering Interim Staff Report Into Record and Seeking Comments

    Posted: February 4, 2013 - 10:12 / AB 2514 / ESA Filings

    Pursuant to the Rules of the California Public Utilities Commission’s (the “Commission” or the “PUC”) Rules of Practice and Procedure and the Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Entering Interim Staff Report Into Record and Seeking Comments as issued by The Honorable Amy C. Yip-Kikugawa on January 18, 2013 (“ALJ’s Ruling”), the Energy Storage Association d/b/a Electricity Storage Association (“ESA”), on behalf of its Advocacy Council, is pleased to respond to the specific questions raised by the PUC in the above-captioned matter. ESA appreciates the staff’s interim report and the work by staff and stakeholders toward establishing energy storage use cases, cost-effectiveness evaluation of energy storage, and considering procurement policies for energy storage. As detailed below, ESA recommends the Commission proceed with the adoption of procurement targets.

  • MA DPU 12-76: Order Opening Investigation

    Posted: October 2, 2012 - 11:09 / MA DPU / ESA Filings

    The Department of Public Utilities (“Department”) opens this inquiry to investigate policies that will enable Massachusetts electric distribution companies and their customers to take advantage of grid modernization opportunities. Specifically we will examine our policies to ensure that electric distribution companies adopt grid modernization technologies and practices in order to enhance the reliability of electricity service, reduce electricity costs, and empower customers to adopt new electricity technologies and better manage their use of electricity. The purpose of this investigation will be to solicit input from stakeholders that will guide the Department’s approach to grid modernization over the short, medium, and long term.

  • CA AB 2514

    Posted: September 29, 2010 - 09:23 / AB 2514 / ESA Filings

    This bill would require the CPUC, by March 1, 2012, to open a proceeding to determine appropriate targets, if any, for each load-serving entity to procure viable and cost-effective energy storage systems and, by October 1, 2013, to adopt an energy storage system procurement target, if determined to be appropriate, to be achieved by each load-serving entity by December 31, 2015, and a 2nd target to be achieved by December 31, 2020. The bill would require the governing board of a local publicly owned electric utility, by March 1, 2012, to open a proceeding to determine appropriate targets, if any, for the utility to procure viable and cost-effective energy storage systems and, by October 1, 2014, to adopt an energy storage system procurement target, if determined to be appropriate, to be achieved by the utility by December 31, 2016, and a 2nd target to be achieved by December 31, 2021. The bill would require each load-serving entity and local publicly owned electric utility to report certain information to the CPUC, for a load-serving entity, or to the Energy Commission, for a local publicly owned electric utility. The bill would make other technical, nonsubstantive revisions to existing law. The bill would exempt from these requirements an electrical corporation that has 60,000 or fewer customers within California and a public utility district that receives all of its electricity pursuant to a preference right adopted and authorized by the United States Congress pursuant to a specified law.

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