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by Julian Spector
March 25, 2020

Arizona proved that, when the circumstances are right, a vibrant energy storage market can spring up despite the absence of supporting policies.

The state has drifted toward purple in national elections, but its state-level politics retain a decidedly Republican bent. That means no climate-change-related policy directives to speak of and no sweeping clean-energy legislation to dictate renewables or energy storage procurement, as seen in several neighboring states.

Even so, the regulators at the Arizona Corporation Commission deserve credit...