With Oncor’s 5,000 megawatt project on hold, most of the attention in the U.S. energy storage industry is focused on California, where the state government has ordered the construction of 1,300 megawatts of electrical storage devices by 2020. Already high power prices there are driving adoption, with more than 130 installations — the most in the country by a long shot, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Texas is second, with 22 installations.
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Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.