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What’s the value of energy storage? Minnesota aims to find out

May 29, 2019

The omnibus appropriations bill, which includes $150,000 for the Commerce Department “to conduct an energy storage systems cost-benefit analysis,” will yield much-needed insight into how batteries can bring value to Minnesota’s electrical grid, storage advocates said as they praised its passage.

The legislation “paves the way for a more resilient, efficient, sustainable, and affordable grid,” Energy Storage Association CEO Kelly Speakes-Backman said after it passed.

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