Battery systems installed at California homes and businesses now total 721 megawatts, with roughly 70% percent of them, about 42,000 systems, charged by clean electricity connected to rooftop solar. That’s according to an Oct. 26 report by the California Solar and Storage Association.
The report says collectively the emissions-free systems comprise the largest battery in […]
The state grid operator and a federal regulator both point to the fallout from a shortage of supply cushions to protect very different grids. The California Independent System Operator board approves 469 MWs of reliability ‘must run’ contacts deemed essential to protect its system because neither a utility nor other power provider reached […]
In what could be a meaningful coincidence, the California grid operator approved costly reliability ‘must run’ contracts Sept 23 on the same day that a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member blamed the massive February outage in Texas on the lack of resource adequacy to help protect the grid.
The California Independent System Operator enters into […]
If drought and extreme heat continue into next year, the shortfall on the California grid from high summer heat could escalate to 5.2 GW, up from this summer’s projected shortfall of 3.5 GW. That is according to preliminary results of the California Energy Commission’s expanded planning model released Aug. 11.
The California Energy Commission exempted yet another very large diesel backup system from its permit certification process, putting the issue in the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s court. The Commission also voted to allow two natural gas-fired power plants in Southern California to increase their output to meet peak demand when […]