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    Thursday, November 07, 2019

    The Fight For Rules To Build Storage

    The 50 States of Grid Modernization: Energy Storage and Rate Design Activity Front and Center in Q3 2019

    October 30, 2019 (The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center [NCCETC])

    “…[Policy work on grid modernization went forward in 45 states and the District of Columbia in Q3, according to the newest update of The 50 States of Grid Modernization from NCCETC, with the greatest number of actions relating to energy storage deployment, data access policies, distribution system planning, integrated resource planning, and deployment of smart grid technologies…A total of 383 grid modernization actions were taken during Q3 2019…[That was] a 39% increase over Q3 2018…New York, Massachusetts, and California took the greatest number of actions during the quarter, followed by Minnesota, New Jersey, Hawaii, Michigan, and North Carolina…

    ...[Three trends in grid modernization were] (1) utilities filing innovative rate design proposals incorporating elements such as time-of-use rates, critical peak pricing, peak time rebates, and demand charges; (2) utility integrated resource plans increasingly including energy storage capacity additions; and (3) states and utilities developing online energy data portals…[The top five policy developments started with Maryland regulators issuing a decision on alternative ratemaking…[and were followed by Utilities filing revised grid modernization plans in North Carolina and Virginia…Massachusetts regulators rejecting National Grid’s proposed performance incentive mechanisms…The California Public Utilities Commission opening a microgrid rulemaking; and The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality releasing its Clean Energy Plan…” click here for more


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