Today we begin to unpack energy storage from a customer angle and discuss the first “storage as transmission only asset” project being developed in Wisconsin. First, CFC Executive Director Kristin Gilkes interviews Tom Content, Executive Director of the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), to discuss potential customer benefits from increased use of energy storage and how CUB will evaluate utility storage proposals going forward. Our second interview is with Bob McKee, Strategic Projects Director at American Transmission Company, who gives an overview of the company’s “SATOA” project impetus, timeline, and multi-faceted benefits.

Interview start times:

Tom Content – 3:29

Bob McKee - 21:10

Links discussed in the podcast: archived coverage of energy storage presentation at the CFC Game Changers Power Breakfast (link will start at ~57:00 mark):

Wisconsin Energy Distribution and Technology Innovation Report:

MISO Generator Interconnection Queue – Active Projects Map:

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