Industry groups argue that even batteries that don’t meet the 10-hour threshold still provide the same reliability benefits as fossil fuel power plants.
A task force will spend 18 months studying how to factor state carbon policies into the wholesale electricity market.
Critics want a state energy agency to take over capacity procurement for the regional grid operator.
Wind and solar generation on the nation’s largest regional electric grid lags other parts of the country.
Performance throughout the regional grid territory was good, thanks in large part to planning.