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.
The state awarded $20 million in grants with hopes of helping to increase state’s storage capacity by more than tenfold.