The project successfully ended on December 30, 2016, and the final report was published. The final report can be seen at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/2017publications/CEC-500-2017-016/CEC-500-2017… /]
After project was completed, ongoing outreach activities continue. For example, the tool was presented to NYSERDA for testing, and a meeting was held between the CEC and CPUC staff to present the tool's capabilities and its potential adoption for future procurement decisions. Additionally, the California Energy Commission held a public workshop for the purpose of training and obtaining feedback for future refinement of the tool.
This project developed, tested, and validated a publicly available computer model for the CPUC's energy storage use cases that determines the most optimal energy storage systems. This software model successfully assesses costs and benefits and guides energy storage projects with respect to location, size, and type. The software is publicly released as a cloud-hosted tool.
This Agreement lowered costs by making available a tool for determining the costs and benefits of energy storage projects with respect to location, size, and type so that the lowest cost solution can be selected.
This Agreement increased reliability of the transmission and distribution grid by encouraging greater use of energy storage in the bulk and distribution system to increase resilience to disruptions and intermittency of renewable generation.