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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'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.