Full Title: Energy Policy: 113th Congress Issues

Author(s): University of California, Berkeley School of Law, UCLA, UCSD

Publisher(s): California Energy Commission

Publication Date: 11/2011



This report presents a strategic analysis of energy storage for California by 2020. The report assesses current energy storage technologies, discusses the diverse policies affecting deployment in California, and outlines critical technology gaps, future research needs, and policy reforms. It also provides a reference framework for the Energy Commission, CPUC, and other regulatory agencies to use as they develop solutions for how commercially ready energy storage technologies can be cost effectively applied in California to reduce costs to ratepayers, reduce emissions from fossil fuel generation, and enable and accelerate the implementation of more renewable generation and its integration in California’s electricity system. The report also provides a roadmap for the