The California Public Utilities Commission is requiring Southern California Edison to procure some power from energy storage and other preferred resources as part of a plan to add 1.4 gigawatts to 1.8 GW capacity in the Los Angeles area over the next eight years. Janice Lin of the California Energy Storage Alliance hailed the decision. "It’s a first. It’s pretty big in that regard," she said. "A whole lot of different types of companies are eyeing this market, with particular great interest from traditional power plant and renewable energy developers."