Texas generators, utilities square off at PUC over storage ownership

Utility Dive: The outcomes of the Texas regulatory docket will determine which companies get to own battery storage and other non-traditional grid technologies in one of the largest U.S. power markets.

At the crux of the issue is defining ownership rights around battery storage, which can act both as generation and load on the power grid.

T&D utilities that operate within ERCOT cannot own generation assets under PURA, but companies like Tesla and Oncor argued AEP's approach in its storage application complied under statutory provisions regarding grid reliability.

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