San Diego is the the largest American city to pass a legal ordinance to use 100% renewable energy. Energy storage will play a critical role in helping San Diego meet its ambitious goals.
School districts across the U.S. are turning to energy storage to mitigate demand charges and increase reliability. According to the US DOE Global Energy Storage Database, 22 school districts have already announced or installed energy storage systems, in many cases paired with renewable energy.
Energy Storage North America 2016 will feature a panel called "Island, Campus and Military Microgrids: Case Studies and Best Practices" that explores the role storage can play in reducing electricity bills and increasing reliability for campuses and schools. Greg Nelson, VP of Finance and College Operations at the College of Marin, will join the panel to discuss how the College of Marin procured energy storage and best practices for other campuses considering storage.
In this video, California energy storage pioneers discuss how energy storage is transforming the power grid. California set the energy storage revolution in motion with AB 2514, which required the California Public Utilities Commission to consider storage procurement goals for utilities. Since that decision, Southern California Edison has advanced the use of storage for the grid, taking the unprecedented step of evaluating energy storage on a head to head basis with all other resources.