Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies
Providing global warming solutions for California and the West.
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Large-Scale Energy Storage
Large-scale energy storage projects are fast-starting, quick-ramping, high-capacity resources that can help balance peak loads and enhance clean-energy resources’ ability to meet the needs of the electric grid. Strategic bulk-storage investments will allow us to park surplus renewable energy for times of low supply, and provide flexibility to the grid without burning fossil fuels. CEERT vigorously advocates for large-scale storage at the CAISO and in CPUC procurement rulemakings.
John met with Timothy Haines of the California Water Contractors Association and with Lester Snow, former director of the California Department of Water Resources, to discuss a study of utilizing State Water Project dams for energy storage and ancillary services. John also met with Wade Crowfoot of the California Water Foundation to discuss possible funding and Administration support for such a study.