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Unplugged: The Renewable Energy Speaker Series

10/5/2011 5:00pm7:00pm
U.C. Berkeley School of Law
Goldberg Room
297 Simon Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States of America
Energy storage -- such as batteries, compressed air and pumped hydro facilities -- has been called the "Holy Grail" of the electricity grid. These technologies can balance intermittent solar and wind energy, reduce peak energy demand and provide important grid services, among other roles.  But barriers such as high costs, market rules and technology maturity have stymied a significant deployment of energy storage. Coinciding with the completion of a major energy storage report jointly prepared by three University of California campuses, an expert panel will discuss the commercial status of the various technologies, legislative and regulatory efforts underway, ongoing research and development needs and potential market reforms to boost energy storage deployment in California and beyond.

Find links to the three presentations here, here, and here.

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