June 19, 2020
ESA Supports Approval of Multiple-Use Energy Storage Pilots in Maryland
Today ESA submitted comments to the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC), in Case No. 9619, to recommend PSC approval of all eight of the investor-owned utilities’ proposed energy storage pilot programs (BG&E, Pepco, and Delmarva Proposals; Potomac Edison Proposal) filed in April. ESA recommends approval of those projects with benefit-cost ratios less than one, since the purpose of the program is to help reveal unquantifiable value streams such as resilience that hold reasonable promise for improving projects’ benefit-cost ratios. ESA emphasized that data and information learned from the pilots, including operational data on which to build quantification strategies in the future, will inform the PSC on regulatory reforms needed to deliver greater ratepayer benefits from energy storage deployment in the state of Maryland.