A November report suggests overbuilding wind and solar capacity could be cheaper than energy storage.
United Power’s project has stoked tensions with its power wholesaler, which capped members’ storage capacity.
When it comes to energy storage, “there’s a big range of potential futures out there,” one researcher said.
Liberty Utilities’ proposed program would include a “bring your own device” option for customers during its second phase.
Utilities are testing batteries and other “non-wires alternatives” to power lines for bolstering grid resilience.