Energy Storage Procurement Target

December 04, 2023


A.B. 2514 of 2010 required the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to open a proceeding to determine appropriate targets, if any, for each load-serving entity to procure energy storage. After opening a proceeding in December 2010 to consider the matter, the CPUC adopted an energy storage procurement framework and established a statewide energy storage target of 1,325 MW by 2020, with Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), each responsible for a portion of the total. 

Storage Grid Domain2014201620182020Total
SCE 90 MW 120 MW 160 MW 210 MW 580 MW
PG&E 90 MW 120 MW 160 MW 210 MW 580 MW
SDG&E 20 MW 30 MW 45 MW 70 MW 165 MW
Total 200 MW 270 MW 365 MW 490 MW 1,325 MW

The total requirement for each utility is subdivided between systems installed at the transmission level, distribution level, and customer level. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: California
Incentive Type: Energy Storage Target
Web Site:
Administrator: California Public Utilities Commission
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lithium-ion


Name: CA Public Utilities Code § 2835 et seq.
Effective Date: 01/01/2011
Name: CPUC Decision No. 13-10-040
Date Enacted: 10/21/2013

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.