California Assembly Yanks Major Storage Bill, Pushing It to 2018

By [email protected] A long-term energy storage rebate that cleared the California Senate came to a sudden halt in the Assembly this week.

SB 700 would create a 10-year rebate program that steps down in phases as storage penetration increases, modeled after the successful California Solar Initiative. It was slated for a hearing Wednesday in the Assembly’s Utilities and Energy Committee, but the committee chair took it off the agenda despite objections from the bill’s author.

The bill is still alive, but it can’t be passed until the legislative session next year due to Assembly rules.

The procedural move to delay the bill without a vote

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