State regulators dealt a setback to solar developers last month, but some think it could become a blessing in disguise.
A proposal by the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority is designed to drive the deployment of 580 megawatts of energy storage capacity by 2030.
An assessment of the potential of storage in the state, a leader in wind energy, also identified barriers to its expansion.
Growth of the electric vehicle market and increasing demand for battery storage are likely to propel growth.
The battery system in the small, rural town of Thebes allows Ameren Illinois more time to complete repairs in a “geographically challenging area.”