January 1, 2019

Policy Statement: Ownership & Competition

ESA developed this policy position over the course of 2018, with input from a diverse set of our membership. In this document, ESA outlines its official principles and policy positions regarding the ownership of and competition in provision of energy storage resources. ESA’s principles reflect the fundamental values that we seek to uphold in our policy and regulatory advocacy. ESA’s policy positions reflect specific matters that we will work to operationalize through laws, administrative rules, programs, and other policy or regulatory activities. The principles and policy positions presented herein are interdependent and, as such, ESA intends that the following principles and policy positions be referenced as a whole and not in part.

  1. PRINCIPLE: Energy storage ownership should be open to all stakeholders—vertically-integrated and restructured utilities, customers, competitive suppliers, and other third-parties.
  2. PRINCIPLE: Markets and regulations should seek to maximize the value of energy storage by removing barriers to storage providing all of the services it is technically capable of providing.


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