H.B. 2193 of 2015 directed utilities with 25,000 or more customers (Portland General Electric and PacifiCorp) to procure one or more energy storage systems with the ability to store at least 5 MWh of electricity by January 1, 2020. The bill also directed the Public Utility Commission (PUC) to adopt guidelines for utilities to use in submitting an energy storage proposal. The PUC initiated a proceeding in September 2015, and issued an order adopting guidelines in December 2016.
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