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Edison International Seeks California Energy Storage Expansion (1)

April 13, 2018, 12:00 PMUpdated: April 13, 2018, 12:51 PM

California needs to aggressively expand renewable energy storage on its grid in order to power millions of new electric vehicles and meet the state’s climate goals, Edison International CEO Pedro Pizarro told Bloomberg Environment.

“We’ll need a lot of storage—up to 10 gigawatts of storage across the state to balance out the intermittency of renewables,” Pizarro said April 10, promoting a paper the company published in November outlining a plan for decarbonizing California’s electric grid.

The paper envisions adding 30 gigawatts of new wind, solar and other renewables so that the state can ...