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Sometimes it’s great to pause and give some praise. Canary Media recently reported on the impressive rise in battery grid storage that has been accomplished by California in the last few years.

“Battery capacity jumped from 500 megawatts in 2020 to 5,000 megawatts by (May) 2023; that amounts to 7.6% of the electricity system’s nameplate capacity.”

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), battery capacity across the country increased from 161 megawatts in 2015 to 8,827 megawatts in 2023. Storage for renewable and clean energy is a growing reality and pioneers like Tesla and others paved the way almost 10 years ago with the support of California’s leadership.

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