In April 2017, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) published a guide that provides state regulators and other decision makers with a framework for addressing advanced energy storage in their markets. The report, Charging Ahead: An Energy Storage Guide for State Policymakers, attempts to provide a systematic approach to explore actions and pathways for wider spread storage deployment.
Though storage market participants have been ready to act, storage is still largely challenged by existing regulatory frameworks, utility planning, and decision-making models. While there is value in some states leading the way in storage-enabling regulatory frameworks, more tools are needed to unlock the full potential in this emerging space.
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Additional Contributing Author: Scott Roulston
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