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Name Policy Number Policy Source Effective Date Termination Date
Con Edison Load Reduction Incentives
As part of the contingency plan for the potential closure of the Indian Point nuclear reactor, Con Edison filed a proposal to provide 100MW of load reduction measures including demand response, energy efficiency and energy storage. ConEdison and NYSERDA made some of the details public for the program. It should be noted that the incentives released are not final and are subject to change, but as they stand, the new incentive offerings for systems that provide summer on-peak demand reduction are $2,600/kW for thermal storage and $2,100/kW for battery storage systems. Additional bonus incentives are available for large (>500kW) projects. Incentives will be capped at 50% of the project cost (plus a bonus for large projects).
Con Edison/ NYSERDA -
Modernization of the Hawaii Electric System
Amends the public utilities commission principles regarding the modernization of the electric grid. Requires the public utilities commission to adopt rules for improved accessibility to connect to the Hawaii electric system. Requires the commission to initiate a preceding no later than July 1, 2014, to discuss upgrades to the Hawaii electric system for anticipated growth of customer generation. Appropriates funds to cover costs of the proceeding.
HB1943 Hawaii Legislature -
HB 2193 - Relating to Energy Storage
An electric company shall procure, on or before January 1, 2020, one or more qualifying energy storage systems that have the capacity to store at least five megawatt hours of energy, but not may not exceed one percent of the electric company’s peak load for the year 2014.
UM 1751 Oregon Public Utility Commission -
Massachusetts House Bill 4568
On or before December 31, 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) shall determine whether to set appropriate targets for electric companies to procure viable and cost-effective energy storage systems by a target date of January 1, 2020. If found appropriate, DOER would have until July 1, 2017, to adopt the procurement targets. The targets would then be re-evaluated not less than once every three years. SECTION 15. (a) On or before December 31, 2016, the department of energy resources shall determine whether to set appropriate targets for electric companies to procure viable and cost-effective energy storage systems to be achieved by January 1, 2020. As part of this decision, the department may consider a variety of policies to encourage the cost-effective deployment of energy storage systems, including the refinement of existing procurement methods to properly value energy storage systems, the use of alternative compliance payments to develop pilot programs and the use of energy efficiency funds under section 19 of chapter 25 of the General 36 of 37 Laws if the department determines that the energy storage system installed at a customer’s premises provides sustainable peak load reductions on either the electric or gas distribution systems and is otherwise consistent with section 11G of chapter 25A of the General Laws. (b) The department shall adopt the procurement targets, if determined to be appropriate under subsection (a), by July 1, 2017. The department shall reevaluate the procurement targets not less than once every 3 years.
Bill H.4568 House of Representatives - Commonwealth of Massachusetts -
Electric Program Investment Charge
383. (a) The Legislature finds and declares that the Public Utilities Commission adopted the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) pursuant to Decision 11-12-035 (Phase 1 Decision Establishing Interim Research, Development And Demonstration, And Renewables Programs Funding Levels), as modified by Decision 13-01-016 (Order Modifying Decision (D.) 11-12-035 and Denying Rehearing of Decision, As Modified), and Decision 12-05-037 (Phase 2 Decision Establishing Purposes and Governance for EPIC and Establishing Funding Collections for 2013–2020), as corrected by Decision 12-07-001 (Order Correcting Error). (b) To promote greater competition among suppliers of research, development, and demonstration programs and to expand the available base and encourage greater economic opportunity for women, minority, and disabled veteran-owned businesses historically left out of research, development, and demonstration programs, the commission shall establish a program through an existing or new proceeding, or by modifying an existing general order, to encourage the use of women, minority, and disabled veteran-owned businesses as prime contractors and subcontractors for all grants, contracts, subsidies, financing, and activities administered through the EPIC established by Decisions 11-12-035 and 12-05-037, and related and subsequent decisions, consistent with General Order 156 of the commission. (c) Not later than 2014, the commission shall include a status report on its progress pursuant to this section in increasing the participation of women, minority, and disabled veteran-owned businesses as prime contractors and subcontractors in its annual report to the Legislature pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 8283. (d) Nothing in this section provides the commission with any authority to order the collection of the moneys consistent with Decision 11-12-035, Decision 12-05-037, or to increase the amount collected through the EPIC.
California Public Utilities Commission -
Frequency Regulation Compensation in the Wholesale Energy Markets
FERC Order 755 institutes "pay for performance" compensation in the wholesale regulation market. In the regulation market, resources provide rapid fluctuations in output in order to match systemwide supply and demand. This occurs largely in wholesale markets spanning transmission lines, which are regulated under FERC. Order 755 changed the regulation compensation schemes to reward faster-ramping resources with greater payments in the wholesale frequency regulation markets. This especially impacted fast-acting energy storage systems, which are often well-suited for frequency regulation due to their fast ramping capabilities. Those faster-ramping, more accurate resources are now given greater compensation in the wholesale frequency regulation markets.
Order 755 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) -
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Self Generation Incentive Program
The CPUC's Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides incentives to support existing, new, and emerging distributed energy resources. The SGIP provides rebates for qualifying distributed energy systems installed on the customer's side of the utility meter. Qualifying technologies include wind turbines, waste heat to power technologies, pressure reduction turbines, internal combustion engines, microturbines, gas turbines, fuel cells, and advanced energy storage systems.
R. 12-11-005 California Public Utilities Commission -
California Assembly Bill 1150
This bill extends the funding of the California Public Utility Commission's (CPUC's) Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) by three years (through December 2014) at $83 million per year, and requires the commission to evaluate the program to achieve specified goals. In addition, the bill specifically states that energy storage is eligible in this program, whether standalone, or when coupled with PV. Existing law requires the CPUC to administer the program until January 1, 2016.
AB 1150 California Legislature -
California Assembly Bill 2514
This law requires the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to open a proceeding to determine appropriate utility procurement targets, if any, for energy storage systems that are commercially available and cost-effective. The CPUC opened the rulemaking (R.10-12-007) on December 19, 2010. The rulemaking consisted of several phases of workshops, modeling of energy systems, staff reports, proposed decisions, and stakeholder input. The full timeline of the rulemaking process, as well as many pieces of documentation, can be found at At its October 17, 2013 meeting, the Commission adopted a 1.325 GW procurement target for energy storage by 2020, with biannual targets increasing every two years from 2016-2020. The targets were further broken up by "use case buckets" (transmission-connected, distribution-connected, and behind-the-meter) and by each of California's three Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs). Electric Service Providers and Community Choice Aggregators were directed to procure energy storage resources equivalent to 1% of their peak capacity by 2020. The full adopted decision can be found at
AB 2514 California Legislature -


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