California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a measure (SB 801) directing the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the nation's largest municipal utility, to de-emphasize gas-fired power generation and increase reliance on renewables. Under SB 801, LADWP is required by next June to fashion a plan for up to 100 MW of "cost-effective distributed energy storage solutions" for deployment later in 2018. The law also sets penalties to at least the cost of reducing climate impacts from the greenhouse gas volumes emitted in gas storage leaks.
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