Sources: AB 2514 [Grid Storage Bill], Paul Hastings [on AB 2514], Reuters
quote: If the batteries that are being used to store power are old EV car batteries (should still have ~70% on them) this can work too.
quote: California actually is not a leader in renewable energy
quote: We don't need to buy expensive batteries or design anything new. We can just repump water back up into the hydroelectric dams and store the potential energy. Nothing new.
quote: California is aiming to have 1.3 Gigawatt-hours of grid storage by 2020. To put that in context, that's the equivalent to about 79,000 of the 16.5 kilowatt-hour stacks found in the 2013 Chevy Volt from General Motors Comp. (GM) or roughly 15,500 metric tons of batteries at current densities for a battery plus the supporting cooling/charging systems