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by Julian Spector
April 16, 2019

Utilities in the South are craving energy storage in large amounts, in a notable break from the past.

We’ve seen large-scale batteries flourish in California, with ample policy support, and Hawaii, where the imported fossil fuel grid was ripe for disruption by solar and batteries. Procurements spread into the desert Southwest, where utilities already had more solar power than they knew what to do with, and Xcel’s procurement broke open cheap pricing in the Mountain West and Great Plains. The Northeast has been nudging its way into a...