CSE is leading development of an Energy Storage Permitting Guidebook to help California local governments and agencies adopt standardized, streamlined procedures to expedite installations.
Commercial and residential energy storage systems can offer relief to grids and provide end users with lower energy costs and backup power during outages. However, installing these on-site, behind-the-meter energy resources is hampered by a lack of uniform local permitting and approval processes.
Goals for the guidebook include supporting recently adopted state energy codes that require both solar and battery storage for new commercial buildings. The project is funded by a $1 million grant from the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge.
CSE has helped streamlined permitting and requirements for rooftop solar panels and electric vehicle charging stations.