AB 2514 - Energy Storage System Procurement Targets from Publicly Owned Utilities

Additional Documents | Publicly Owned Utilities Reports

Assembly Bill (AB) 2514 (Skinner, Chapter 469, Statutes of 2010), amended by Assembly Bill 2227 (Bradford, Chapter 606, Statutes of 2012), was designed to encourage California to incorporate energy storage into the electricity grid, as codified at Public Utilities Code § 2835-2839 and § 9506. Energy storage can provide a multitude of benefits to California, including supporting the integration of greater amounts of renewable energy into the electric grid, deferring the need for new fossil-fueled power plants and transmission and distribution infrastructure, and reducing dependence on fossil fuel generation to meet peak loads.

Energy Storage Systems Defined

The Public Utilities Code defines an energy storage system as commercially available technology that is capable of absorbing energy, storing it for a period of time, and thereafter dispatching the energy. An energy storage system may be centralized or distributed and accomplish one or more of the following:

In addition, an energy storage system shall do one or more of the following:

Publicly Owned Utility Responsibilities

The Public Utilities Code requires the following for each local publicly owned electric utility (POU):

Energy Commission Responsibilities

The Energy Commission is responsible for including a summary of the reports submitted by the POUs in its Integrated Energy Policy Report. The Energy Commission is also responsible for ensuring that the reports or plans submitted by the POUs are available on the Energy Commission's web site or on a POU web site that can be accessed from the Energy Commission's web site.

Investor-Owned Utilities

Assembly Bill 2514 also required the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to open a proceeding to determine appropriate targets, if any, for the state's investor-owned utilities to procure viable and cost-effective energy storage systems and, by October 1, 2013, to adopt an energy storage system procurement target, if determined to be appropriate, to be achieved by each load-serving entity by December 31, 2020. More information on that proceeding can be found on the CPUC's web site:

Additional reports or updates for posting on this page can be sent to:

California Energy Commission
John Mathias
1516 Ninth Street, MS-20
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-651-9525
E-mail: John.Mathias@energy.ca.gov

Additional Documents on AB 2514 Reports

Submitting Entity

Northern California Power Agency, California Municipal Utilities Association, Southern California Public Power Authority

Letter regarding Publicly Owned Utilities efforts to comply with the requirements of AB 2514

Publicly Owned Utility Reports

Publicly Owned Utility Energy Storage Procurement Targets Reports and Resolutions

Alameda Power and Water

Agenda Item number 5.A.1, By Motion, Accept the Report Findings the ENergy Storage Systems are Not Currently Viable and Cost-Effective for Alameda Municipal Power

Anaheim, City of

Staff Report to City Council.

City of Anaheim Public Utilities Department Energy Storage Resolution.

Anaheim Public Utilities Department Energy Storage System Plan August 2014 with links to Resolution and RPS Policy.

Azusa Light and Water

Memo Azusa Board - Energy Storage Targets

Azusa Board Resolution No. UB-12-14 - Energy Storage Targets

Banning, City of

Energy Storage Target Report to the California Energy Commission

Biggs Municipal Utilities

Biggs Council Meeting Minutes

Agenda Item Staff Report - Energy Storage Systems

Burbank Water and Power (BWP)

Staff Report: Energy Storage Procurement Target Setting, Pursuant to Assembly Bill 2514, November 25, 2014.

Staff Report: Energy Storage Procurement Target Setting, Pursuant to Assembly Bill 2514

Cerritos, City of

Agenda Report Regarding Adoption of Resolution No 2014-27

Cerritos Resolution No. 2014-27

Colton, City of

Staff Report - Energy Storage Systems Target.

Resolution R-87-14.

Corona, City of

City Council of the City of Corona Resolution No. 2014-070, Regarding Establishing Cost-Effective Energy Storage Targets in Accordance with the AB 2514 Requirements.

Eastside Power Authority

Eastside Power Authority Board Action Regarding AB 2514 Energy Storage

Glendale Water and Power (GWP)

Agenda Item 1, Motion Adopting Energy Storage

City Council Motion on Energy Storage and Ice Bear Energy Storage Maintenance

Gridley, City of

A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Gridley Regarding the Viability of Energy Storage for the City of Gridley

Healdsburg Electric Department

City Council Action Target Setting for Energy Storage

Imperial Irrigation District (IID)

Imperial Irrigation District Resolution No. 32-2014

Lassen Municipal Utility District

Lassen Municipal Utilities District's Staff Report and Resolution Regarding AB 2514 Energy Storage

Lodi Electric Utility

Lodi City Council Report Adopting Resolution

Resolution No. 2013-183, Regarding the Viability of Energy Storage for the City of Lodi

Lompoc, City of

Resolution No. 5949-14

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP)

Energy Storage Development Plan

Merced Irrigation District

Resolution 2014-39 Declining to Adopt a Target for the Procurement of Energy Storage Systems

Modesto Irrigation District (MID)

Resolution 2014-72 - Energy Storage Procurement Targets

Resolution 2014-80 - Storage Demonstration Project

Needles, City of

Needles Resolution No. 8-5-14 BPU, 8-12-2014 - NPUA, 2014-39

Palo Alto, City of

City Council Staff Report - Adopt a Resolution Determining that a Target for the City of Palo Alto Utilities to Procure Energy Storage Systems is Not Appropriate Due to Lack of Cost-effective Options

Resolution No. 9396

Pasadena, City of

Agenda Report - Energy Storage System Procurement Targets and policies

Energy Storage Systems Evaluation

Agenda Report and Energy Storage Systems Evaluation (Combined)

Pittsburg, City of (Island Energy)

Island Energy - Energy Storage System Procurement and Policy

Port of Oakland

Agenda Item - Adoption of Procurement Targets for Energy Storage Systems

Energy Storage Assessment

Resolution No. 14-86

Rancho Cucamonga Municipal Utility

Staff Report Regarding Resolution

Resolution No. 14-168

Redding Electric Utility (REU)

City of Redding Report to City Council Regarding Energy Storage Compliance Plan

Riverside Public Utilities

Minutes of the September 5, 2014, Riverside Board of Public Utilities

Riverside Public Utilities Board Memorandum - AB 2514 Energy Storage

Riverside City Council Memorandum - Energy Storage Procurement Target

Roseville Electric

City of Roseville Council Communication - Energy Storage Procurement Targets Report

San Francisco, City and County of

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Agenda item 11i regarding Assembly Bill 2514

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Resolution 14-0147

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Sacramento Municipal Utilities District AB 2514 Energy Storage Procurement

Silicon Valley Power (City of Santa Clara)

City of Santa Clara - Agenda Report of Storage Procurement Plan - Silicon Valley Power

Truckee Donner Public Utilities District

Truckee Donner Board Action Packet

Truckee Donner Board of Directors Agenda Item 16 Energy Storage report

Turlock Irrigation District (TID)

Transmittal Letter and Resolution No. 2014-87

Energy Storage Study 2014

Ukiah, City of

Agenda Summary Report - Subject: Target Setting for Electric Energy Storage Systems as Per AB 2514

Vernon, City of

Resolution No. 2014-56

Victorville, City of

Resolution No. 16-020

Resolution No. 14-064

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