Did California Just Break Six Gigawatts of Grid Solar?
Don’t look now, but it looks as though California might have broken another solar record, with 6,000 megawatts of solar power flowing into the state’s grid for about four hours Wednesday. [Update: we didn’t quite make 6,000 megawatts. See the end of this story for details.]
That’s according to an automatically generated graph created by the mighty computers at the California Independent System Operator (CaISO), the agency that manages most of the state’s power grid. Those figures are tentative and haven’t yet been checked by a CaISO human staff person, but from the graph, if the state didn’t break 6,000 megawatts of solar Wednesday, we came pretty close.