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This IDC Energy Insights Perspective analyzes four separate California programs, each of which will have far-reaching implications for the distributed energy market, even outside the borders of that state. Due to a new emphasis on deficit-cutting and political gridlock in Washington, the U.S. federal government is slowing down nearly every energy-related policy and program. That leaves individual states as the potential trendsetters for inventive and far-reaching energy policies. Most states, however, are facing the same budget problems that D.C. lawmakers are. One state that is forging ahead — despite a dramatic deficit overhang — is California. Several of California's programs are having a direct impact on the growth of various industries that are related to distributed energy.
This Perspective explores the following California regulatory developments, all of which will have an impact on the distributed generation market:
- AB 2514: The Energy Storage Bill
- Self-Generation Incentive Program
- CAISO Energy Storage Regulations
- Distributed Generation Portfolio Standard
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