The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power\u2019s Board of Commissioners Sept. 2 approved additional energy storage procurement targets. They build on the muni\u2019s 2016 storage target of 24.08 MW by adding another 154 MW by 2021. The muni envisions spending more than $160 million on additional storage by 2021. The muni\u2019s board acted under AB 2514, a state law that requires utilities to procure energy storage facilities to help integrate intermittent renewable energy into the grid. The first big storage facility the department is pursuing by 2016 is to add an additional 21 MW of capacity to its existing Castaic Lake pumped hydro facility. It\u2019s also busy procuring another 3.08 MW of storage on customer premises by 2016. After meeting both the 2016 and 2021 targets the muni would have a total of 175.08 MW of energy storage capacity.