Policymakers and Energy Experts Agree

California will have the advanced grid of the future. The modern grid will support California’s goal of 100 percent renewable energy, including a diverse portfolio of renewable sources such as solar, on-shore and off-shore wind, geothermal energy, and hydroelectric power. Clean energy generation will require the most advanced grid-scale storage system to enable flexible and segmented operation of the grid. This storage system will include current battery technology, flow batteries, compressed air energy storage, pumped storage, and cutting-edge technology like hydrogen conversion and fuel cells.

Gavin Newsom

Governor of California

California’s rapidly evolving energy landscape and aggressive carbon reduction goals are increasing the need for energy storage technologies. Energy storage is an important tool to help integrate increasing amounts of solar and wind electricity generation into the grid.

California Energy Commission

Tracking Progress – Energy Storage

The rapid expansion of renewable energy in the electricity grid gives rise to increasing needs for power system flexibility, which could be provided by energy storage … There is likely to be a substantial need for new storage capacity if a high renewable energy future unfolds.

U.S. Department of Energy

Pumped Storage and Potential Hydropower from Conduits

Assembly Bill 2255 will keep California on track to meeting our clean energy goals and commitments to the climate while providing a boost to our economy. It’s the right solution at the right time. We can provide reliable, renewable energy to the state, but not if we delay.

Julia Prochnik

Executive Director, Long Duration Energy Storage Association of California

The decisions we make today will determine how we live tomorrow. California’s future can be powered by both renewable and reliable energy, but we must have the foresight to make the right investments in storage capacity now.

Alex Morris

Executive Director, California Energy Storage Alliance

Clearly as the system continues to evolve here in California and we aspire to show the world how all this can fit together; storage is going to be a critical element.

Stephen Berberich

President and CEO, California Independent System Operator

California’s law mandating 100% carbon-free electricity has a big hole in it. It fails to address energy storage. Batteries as well as other longer-duration energy storage solutions are absolutely essential for a reliable supply of electricity that relies largely on energy resources such as solar and wind, which are available only some of the time.

S. David Freeman

Former General Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Central Valley communities suffer from some of the worst air quality in the state causing health inequities. Ensuring a transition to a 100 percent renewable future with reliable storage is critical to achieving cleaner air for all Californians. AB 2255 puts us on the right path to get there.

Rey Leon

Valley LEAP

As California transitions to a more renewable electric grid, it must ensure our homes and businesses continue to have access to reliable and affordable power. AB 2255 requires the state develop a plan for its energy storage needs – a smart and necessary step in the transition to renewable power.

Tracy Hernandez, Founding CEO

Los Angeles County Business Federation

Renewable energy is inherently variable. If our state does not come up with a plan to store renewable energy, we will undoubtedly face energy shortages in the future. AB 2255 is the right approach to make sure we are able to meet our renewable targets without compromising energy reliability.

California Urban Partnership

AB 2255 is a sensible, technology neutral approach to studying and planning for our state’s clean energy storage needs.

Julian Canete, President & CEO

California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

AB 2255 is a sensible approach that requires the state to plan for how it will meet its renewable energy goals without jeopardizing a reliable and affordable energy supply.

Deborah Howard, Executive Director

California Senior Advocates League