Steffes is excited to be an exhibitor (Booth #22) at the sold out California ISO Stakeholder Summit taking place October 22 – 23. This year’s theme, “Leading the Way to 50 Percent,” reflects California’s initiative to get half of its energy from renewable sources by 2030.
Fifteen years ago, California enacted the nation’s first law requiring energy companies to buy 20% of their power from renewable sources. In 2011, Governor Brown signed legislation to increase RPS to 33% by the year 2020, and just weeks ago on October 7th; Governor Brown again set an even higher standard when he signed legislation mandating that half of the state’s electricity come from renewable sources by 2030.
The California ISO (CAISO) Stakeholder Symposium is one of the largest gatherings of energy events in the West drawing nearly 1000 innovators, utility executives, energy executives, policymakers to share ideas and solutions. The overflow crowd stems from Governor Brown’s signing that 50% mandate.
However, higher levels of variable electricity generation increases the CAISO operational need for resources with the technological flexibility to start and stop quickly, and maintain output for set periods of time, so we can match supply and demand at all times.
Steffes is deploying just such a cost-effective and real-time flexible energy storage system in Hawaii and will be exhibiting at Booth #22 at the event.
The Steffes Grid–Interactive Electric Thermal Storage or “GETS” System is a leading technology created, patented, and branded by Steffes for people who want more renewable electricity along with lower bills.
Hawaiian Electric chose our GETS technology for its first behind-the-meter (or grid-edge) residential energy storage.