ESA Comments re: EPA Docket No. OAR-2013-0602

Posted: December 1, 2014 - 11:30 / EPA / ESA Filings

The Energy Storage Association (“ESA”) greatly appreciates the opportunity to present Comments to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) regarding EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units (the “Proposed Rule”).

ESA believes that energy storage technologies and applications can provide greenhouse gas emission reductions in each of the four Building Blocks proposed by EPA. Energy storage technologies produce no new emissions and are able to respond rapidly and dynamically to ensure efficient use of electricity when it is needed the most, regardless of the energy source. Storing energy creates system-wide benefits for the electricity grid, building greater efficiency, smoothing demand, and optimizing grid performance – giving planners and grid operators a powerful tool to increase reliability and create a more flexible platform to deploy even greater amounts of carbon-free generation.