California has a history of major blackouts, especially in the summer, because of the high demand for electricity. When everyone in the entire state is cranking up the A/C, it puts quite a load on the already-fragile power grid. Now, things are different.
“Tonight, California stood tall and once again, boldly confronted the existential threat of our time. Republicans and Democrats set aside their differences, came together and took courageous action. That’s what good government looks like.” - Jerry Brown
SB 700, a new bill that would establish a new Energy Storage initiative in California recently disappeared from the state Assembly agenda without so much as a vote.
So what happened? And what’s next for California’s storage-focused legislation?