A 2019 state law requires utilities to consider energy storage in their long-range resource plans.
A Missouri test will look at lead-acid batteries’ potential to reduce or eliminate demand fees for vehicle charging.
The recommendations are contained in an energy storage report stemming from the state’s 2016 energy plan.
The state’s largest utility says it will need energy storage to help it manage a surge of intermittent resources.
Energy storage has clear benefits, but its impact on greenhouse gas emissions isn’t fully clear.