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SEIA Secures Reduced Charge for Energy Storage in Southern California Edison Territory

Thursday, Jul 22 2021

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Southern California Edison (SCE) filed its final Wholesale Distribution Access Tariff proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) settlement judge this month. After 18 months of discussion, the new proposal includes a significant reduction to the wires charge for standalone energy storage.

Following is a statement from Gizelle Wray, director of regulatory affairs and counsel for the Solar Energy Industries Association:

“After extensive discussions, we are glad to reach a resolution on this proposal that will allow California to continue making progress in its energy storage market. Thanks to leadership from SEIA, our members, and allies, we reduced the wires charge for standalone storage by 60%.

“Storage is a critical part of California’s clean energy future, and without these changes, storage would be shut out of SCE territory. This victory will keep storage competitive and help California reach its climate goals.

“SEIA recently launched its Storage Advocacy Network, putting its full weight behind state and federal policies to scale energy storage deployment and create a level, competitive playing field. This is an important victory as part of that work, and we look forward to working with FERC, lawmakers and other authorities to further advance equal market access for solar and storage projects.”

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About SEIA®: 

The Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA) is leading the transformation to a clean energy economy, creating the framework for solar to achieve 20% of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies and other strategic partners to fight for policies that create jobs in every community and shape fair market rules that promote competition and the growth of reliable, low-cost solar power. Founded in 1974, SEIA is the national trade association for the solar and solar + storage industries, building a comprehensive vision for the Solar+ Decade through research, education and advocacy. Visit SEIA online at www.seia.org and follow @SEIA on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

Media Contact: 

Morgan Lyons, SEIA's Senior Communications Manager, mlyons@seia.org (202) 556-2872

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