California’s solar duck curve coming to Massachusetts

Greentech Media has a great article noting the duck curve flood of mid-day solar generation that’s roiled California’s electricity markets now is coming to Massachusetts.   PV Magazine’s Christian Roselund relays a New England ISO report that on April 21st, New England consumers used more grid electricity while they slept than at mid-day.  Speakers at the recent Energy Storage Association conference in Boston noted that storage could help the end of day ramp-up in demand.   Massachusetts’ pending SMART program is intended to encourage storage.  Will the storage adder be enough to make project economics work?  Two additional policy/regulatory changes worth considering: utility rates that encourage deployment of storage, and an incentive to add storage to existing solar arrays.