Jessie Denver, Manager, Distributed Energy Resources Program for East Bay Community Energy with colleagues at The Climate Center's annual Community Choice Energy conference in 2019.

An inside look at a groundbreaking solar-storage procurement in California

by Jeff St. John, Greentech Media

Early this month, three community-choice aggregators and one municipal utility serving much of California’s San Francisco Bay Area launched a 30-megawatt distributed energy storage-plus-solar solicitation.

It breaks ground on multiple fronts. First, it’s one of the largest-ever efforts to aggregate distributed energy resources (DERs) at a scale that can help California’s power grid meet its capacity needs.

Second, it’s being launched by CCAs, the city or county energy procurement entities that are taking over an increasing share of customers from the state’s investor-owned utilities — and thus an increasing share of responsibility for securing the state’s long-term clean energy needs.

Read more: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/inside-california-community-energy-providers-groundbreaking-solar-storage-p

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