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Webinar Recap: NEM Paired Storage – Why It Matters (April 2020)
By Tracy Fosterling
on 5/1/2020
  • california storage
  • energy storage
  • nem paired storage

All 3 of California’s investor-owned utilities (IOU’s) are now officially accepting energy storage net metering (NEM paired storage) applications. This permits eligible solar + storage systems to export storage to the grid, given the battery charges entirely from solar. We presented with Brad Heavner, Policy Director at California Solar and Storage Association (CALSSA) to explore the mechanics of how exactly NEM paired storage works and illustrate the value it can add to both residential and commercial projects. You can view the full webinar recording here:

         



Here are the main sections of the webinar, you can skip ahead to view: 

4:15 - Policy history of NEM paired storage and how we got to the CPUC's latest decision  
13:15 - New NEM paired storage rules for developers 
16:17 - List of certified power control systems
19:44 -  Residential case study in SCE territory & results 
26:32 - Commercial case study & results in SDG&E territory (church)
33:49 - Commercial case study & results in SDG&E territory (school) 

Our next webinar will be on May 7 that we are co-sponsoring with CALSSA on 'Designing & Selling C&I Storage Systems'. You can register here