October 4, 2019
ESA Calls for Minnesota’s Energy Storage Study to Value Full Benefits of Storage
ESA will submit informal comments today on Minnesota’s Energy Storage Cost-Benefit Analysis Study (which was called for in the 2019 Omnibus Jobs and Energy Bill) calling for statewide energy storage modeling that identifies optimal levels of energy storage deployment. ESA also stresses the importance of accurately modeling a broad range of services and revenues for each energy storage system, rather than limiting resources to one application, and asks for more clarity and discussion on modeling storage as an alternative to natural gas peaker plants. ESA’s comments today are the first of three sets that will be provided on the study, and are in response to a webinar on September 20, 2019 that discussed the proposed study scope and modeling approach.