October 31, 2018
ESA Comments in Support of Nevada Energy Storage Target
ESA filed comments today in response to a request for comments by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on the implement of Senate Bill 204 (2017), which calls on the Commission to set energy storage targets if it is determined that energy storage is in the public interest. In our comments, ESA demonstrates that the recently released Brattle Group study on the cost benefit of energy storage supports the creation of a 1,000 MW energy storage target by 2030. ESA recommends the target must contain several key elements that should be developed through a robust stakeholder process and proposes a framework for such a discussion. Those elements include how to set the target, review of existing procurement and incentive programs and consideration of developing new procurement programs, eligibility, competition, and reporting considerations.