Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage

What is the Impact on Demand & Emissions?

2017 SGIP Energy Storage Evaluation Results

The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) was established legislatively in 2001 to help address peak electricity problems in California. Since its inception, the SGIP has provided incentives to a wide variety of distributed energy technologies, including advanced energy storage. The CPUC commissioned Itron to quantify the impact of the SGIP’s battery storage projects on customer demand and carbon emissions. But how are these battery systems performing? What types of benefits are they realizing for customers? And how are they changing the operations of the grid? The results show that SGIP energy storage systems are likely succeeding in providing customer bill reduction and providing some utility marginal avoided cost benefits. However, all project types are increasing GHG emissions on average due to the misalignment of customer rates and marginal emissions.

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