How Customer-sited Storage is Changing the Grid

Room: North 128
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: 11:30AM - 12:30PM MST

This panel will focus on the current economics of customer-sited storage (with a special focus on residential storage), while discussing how or if the uptake of these will change the future of the grid. Will customer-sited storage take off before utilities are able to take hold of its benefits, or will utility benefits (and compensation for those) be essential for customer-sited storage to reach its full potential? How should utilities consider these systems and how will their planning or rates change in anticipation of these changes? Will the adoption of customer-sited storage systems mirror the market trajectory of solar? Can we use time-of-use rates in California to get a handle on the future of residential storage? This panel will dig into these topics and more.