2020 - Assembly Bill 1720 (Carrillo, Wendy), Long-Duration Energy Storage: Pumped Hydroelectric Generation (Dead)
Would have required the procurement of long-duration energy storage to meet a more aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction target. This bill would have required the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to direct this procurement by load-serving entities (LSE) by March 1, 2021. If the CPUC did not order the procurement, this bill would have required the Department of Water Resources to procure the amount of long-duration energy storage on behalf of the LSEs. Was not heard in the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee.