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California Thermal Energy Storage Working Group Meeting
PG&E's Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Friday, September 13, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT
Category: Ally-produced Event

Thermal Energy Storage Working Group

September 13, 2019
San Francisco, California 

Per Decision 19-08-001, the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) Program administrators and (California Public Utility Commission) Energy Division staff will convene a Thermal Energy Storage Working Group to discuss the new Green House Gas (GHG) rules and their applicability to thermal energy storage (TES) technologies. The meeting will take place in the Conference Center at the Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 on September 13, 2019.  

Agenda for September 13, 2019 meeting is available at https://www.selfgenca.com/home/about/

Background 

  • Currently, California Green House Gas (GHG) rules pertain to Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWH) and are silent on Grid-Interactive Electric Water Heaters (GIEWH)
  • The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) excludes most types of thermal energy storage (TES) and is overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
  • There is no approved methodology for evaluating TES benefits in the SGIP program 
  • The recent UC Davis report (https://wcec.ucdavis.edu/thermal-energy-storage-valuation/) indicates the benefits TES brings to the grid is undervalued by current DR measuring methods.

Proceeding Upcoming Meeting Information 

  • Per CPUC direction, Decision 19-08-001, the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) Program administrators and (California Public Utility Commission) CPUC Energy Division staff will convene a Thermal Energy Storage Working Group to discuss the new Green House Gas (GHG) rules and their applicability to thermal energy storage (TES) technologies. 
  • The meeting will take place in the Conference Center at the Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 on September 13, 2019.  
  • The agenda is posted and remote access information will be made available at https://www.selfgenca.com/home/about/.

For more information on this proceeding visit https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/sgip/

PLMA does not take a position in the proceeding, and is merely providing the information as industry news. If you are interested, participate directly in the CPUC proceeding or share with the appropriate staff in your organization who may want to participate.