Why the Western U.S. Needs Energy Storage
California continues to lead the nation in renewable generation. But when an exceptional heat wave struck the Western U.S. in August 2020, two rolling blackouts left nearly 1 million people without power. If California is to reach its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045, the state must simultaneously increase its renewable energy storage capacity.
In this new whitepaper, our experts highlight recent challenges facing the Western U.S. grid, propose energy storage alternatives, and present a plan to use large-scale deployment of short-duration and long-duration energy storage solutions.