June 30, 2017

CAISO defers proxy demand response resource sought by storage companies

In its efforts to better manage generation oversupply and solar curtailments, CAISO is going to present the results of the Energy Storage and Distributed Energy (ESDER) Phase 2 initiative to its board in July.


eMotorWerks, together with other energy storage advocates, such as Tesla and Stem, expressed support for the development of a bidirectional Proxy Demand Resource (PRD) product which is based on excess generation.


However, the grid operator will defer the consideration of a PDR product until phase three of ESDER. CAISO needs to analyze the limits of battery resources and other multi-use storage issues.


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