MAE energy storage symposium materials now available online



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LANSING, Mich. – Session videos, presentations, and a post-conference report from the Michigan Agency for Energy’s Plugging Into Storage symposium are now publicly available.

The energy storage conference featured state and national experts in the utility industry who discussed the potential of incorporating energy storage into Michigan’s electric market.

Recorded speaker and panel presentations, speaker slides, conference wrap-up report requested by the Legislature, and supporting materials are posted on the Agency for Energy’s website.

The Plugging Into Storage one-day conference on March 25 drew more than 120 attendees representing utility companies, advocacy groups, energy storage companies, regulators, and other stakeholders. Topics discussed included the state of technology, incorporating energy storage into market models and potential hurdles, current projects and plans in Michigan, barriers to energy storage, and policy recommendations.

Among the suggested next steps are tackling the complexity of ensuring storage resources are deployed and operated in the most cost-effective ways for consumers, determining optimal storage applications for Michigan, addressing market or regulatory barriers, and continued discussions among stakeholders.

In 2018, the Michigan Senate passed Senate Resolution 170 and the Michigan House of Representatives passed Resolution 387, both directing MAE to hold a “collaborative discussion” on the potential to integrate energy storage into Michigan’s electric market.

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