• by Aurora Project Group
  • onMay 26, 2019

Putting Communities First in Deploying Energy Storage

A good “community first” vision from the Union of Concerned Scientists and Jeremy Richardson.

UCS convened a select group of stakeholders in December 2018 to discuss policies to spur deployment of energy storage. But this meeting was not your typical policy development session—we focused on how to design policies that put communities first. UCS focused on not only deploying more energy storage, which is an important part of the clean energy transition, but also doing so in a way that involves community members and drives equitable outcomes. The stakeholders present at December’s convening developed a set of consensus principles based on the discussions there and conversations since.


“One way or another, energy storage will rule the day.”

– Ray Dean
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