Energy storage: What’s in store for New Jersey?

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TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – The state is looking to get a better handle on how it should go about achieving aggressive goals to use energy storage systems in New Jersey, a technology crucial to the policy of transitioning to cleaner sources of energy.

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities this week awarded a $300,000 contract to Rutgers University to do a comprehensive analysis of the state’s energy-storage needs and opportunities.

The study, mandated under a sweeping clean-energy law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in May, is expected to detail and quantify the potential benefits and costs associated with increasing energy storage and distributed energy resources — which generate power from more localized sources such as solar systems and smaller power plants — in New Jersey …

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