Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) are an increasingly attractive alternative to traditional investor-owned utilities (IOUs) with great potential for California’s clean energy future. CCAs have built new, local renewable generation facilities. To date, 19 CCAs in California have signed contracts for over 1,300 megawatts (MW) of clean generation capacity, including 710 MW of new solar panels, supporting over 4,270 local jobs.
As the grid has become more decentralized and decarbonized, the need for a flexible and digitally managed grid have increased drastically. A part of this challenge stems from reduced visibility, control and arguably, revenues for the utilities and system operators. At the same time, the tools available to run a well-orchestrated grid have moved closer to the customers.
Our GTM Research white paper looks at one potential future where a suite of customer focused grid edge solutions is commonly resourced to enhance grid flexibility. Some of the technologies included in the study are standalone and solar paired storage, load control and electric vehicle charging. Beyond just examining the state of the technology and historical deployments, the whitepaper will assess the state of the marketplace, including players, business models and most interesting developments.
If you were not able to attend the presentation of the white paper at Intersolar North America 2018 or in our webinar on September 6, 2018 but are interested in the presentations or webinar records, feel free to download and view here