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Demand response at businesses, battery storage and smart electric-vehicle charging played important parts in helping to limit the recent blackouts to only two days, according to Surya Panditi, president and CEO of Enel X North America Inc., an affiliate of Italy-based energy supplier Enel SpA.

To unlock more potential for demand response to contribute to California'/ca/en/s capacity crunch, Panditi called for the state to change some rules, including by increasing emergency demand response capacity and allowing customer-sited battery storage systems to participate in wholesale markets as reliability resources.

You can read the whole article on the review of grid reliability strategy by S&P Global here.