I think all of us in the energy storage business have watched events in California closely. What has been achieved, as highlighted here, is a testament to the capabilities of energy storage, the innovation of the companies involved, and the talent and drive of the people that made it happen.
What was achieved has shown to the rest of the world just what can be achieved in a very short space of time, with current technologies and chemistries. If only governments would recognise the urgency of climate change, as much as the threats of blackouts, just think how much could be done to achieve the Paris COP21 objectives.
It's great to be working with so many of the leading players in the energy storage sector.
“Any of those typical processes should take six months alone, and to do all of them simultaneously shows a lot about what the technology is capable of.” The Aliso Canyon storage procurement did show indeed what energy storage was capable of; setting records for both the fastest grid-scale storage deployment and the world’s largest lithium-ion battery facility, and with the four-hour duration projects, also demonstrating energy storage is capable of offering economic capacity products, in addition to shorter duration products. Further, the procurement exemplified that storage has the ability to be cost-competitive and effective from a commercial business standpoint and provide valuable functions for utilities in the electricity market.