Thursday, April 4, 2024

PUC Finalizes Policy Statement On Use Of Electric Storage To Enhance Grid Reliability And Resilience

The PUC voted 5-0 today to adopt the final policy statement – creating a path for future use of various “non-wires solutions” that enhance the reliability and resilience of the electric distribution grid in Pennsylvania and help provide better service to customers.

The policy statement notes that electricity-storage technology, namely batteries, can be used by EDCs instead of or in addition to more traditional “wired” solutions, to maintain or to increase the reliability or the resilience of the electric distribution system, along with potential benefits.

The policy statement encourages the consideration of such assets when reasonable and prudent and encourages EDCs to consider electricity-storage assets as part of system planning.

Documents related to this policy can be found at PUC Docket No.: M-2020-3022877.

(Photo: Pittsburgh-based EOS energy storage facility paired with solar energy.)


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