IREC: Six Ways to Reboot Distributed Energy Storage

The regulatory regime for distributed energy storage needs a revamp, according to the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. And it’s got the proposal to prove it.

“The potential of distributed energy storage to lower costs and improve the quality of electric service is considerable,” explains IREC’s new report Deploying Distributed Energy Storage: Near-Term Regulatory Considerations to Maximize Benefits (PDF). “However, since the market for distributed energy storage is still in its infancy there is a significant need for regulatory guidance and proactive policies to ensure a smooth rollout of this technology.”