Renewable energy sources like wind and solar are intermittent and produce excess amounts of energy at times when demand is low. Energy storage facilities will capture this excess energy and make it available when demand for electricity is high. That reduces reliance on non-renewable energy sources over time, and creates a low carbon electric grid.
The California Independent System Operator (ISO) which operates the electric grid in our state has confirmed that energy storage projects are a viable solution to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and will also provide the renewable energy capacity needed to push California toward our climate goals.
Energy storage projects can provide greater access to clean energy on the state’s electric grid by allowing renewable energy to be used when it’s needed.