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#California ISO Survives the Summer with No Blackouts; Battery Energy Storage Beginning to Play Larger Role

California ISO Survives the Summer with No Blackouts; Battery Energy Storage Beginning to Play Larger Role The California ISO held its final Summer 2021 Readiness Update call on September 24. As reported on the call, the California ISO managed to get through summer 2021 without any load-shedding events, in contrast to last summer, when load-shedding … Continue reading #California ISO Survives the Summer with No Blackouts; Battery Energy Storage Beginning to Play Larger Role

Tesla Megapack Battery Purchase to Increase California’s Grid Reliability for Industry

Tesla Megapack Battery Purchase to Increase California’s Grid Reliability for Industry Leading renewable energy company Arevon announced Tuesday that it has secured a two-gigawatt supply of Tesla Megapacks as part of its effort to increase battery storage capacity throughout California. The purchase will advance Arevon and energy company Tenaska’s joint “Falcon portfolio” undertaking to build … Continue reading Tesla Megapack Battery Purchase to Increase California’s Grid Reliability for Industry

Why #California is shutting down its last nuclear plant

Why California is shutting down its last nuclear plant California is not keeping up with the energy demands of its residents. In August 2020, hundreds of thousands of California residents experienced rolling electricity blackouts during a heat wave that maxed out the state’s energy grid. The California Independent System Operator issues flex alerts asking consumers … Continue reading Why #California is shutting down its last nuclear plant

#SRP installs largest stand-alone battery in Arizona so far

SRP installs largest stand-alone battery in Arizona so far Salt River Project announced Thursday that the largest stand-alone battery system in Arizona is now operating in Peoria. The new rechargeable battery has the ability to power around 5,600 households in Arizona, according to SRP. The Bolster Substation Battery System can discharge 25 megawatts of energy … Continue reading #SRP installs largest stand-alone battery in Arizona so far

Tesla launches its own virtual power plant with Powerwalls to help California’s grid

Tesla launches its own virtual power plant with Powerwalls to help California’s grid Tesla is launching its own virtual power plant with the Powerwall in California in order to help the grid, which is expected to be under pressure this year. A virtual power plant consists of distributed energy storage systems, like Tesla Powerwalls, used … Continue reading Tesla launches its own virtual power plant with Powerwalls to help California’s grid

State Sets Aside $18M for San Vicente Project to Help Meet Peak Energy Demand

State Sets Aside $18M for San Vicente Project to Help Meet Peak Energy Demand The San Vicente Energy Storage Facility received $18 million from the state budget signed this week by Gov. Gavin Newsom, the local water authority announced Friday. The money is enough to advance a large-scale renewable energy project through initial design, environmental … Continue reading State Sets Aside $18M for San Vicente Project to Help Meet Peak Energy Demand

Drought Threatens to Close California Hydropower Plant for First Time

Drought Threatens to Close California Hydropower Plant for First Time A California power plant likely will shut down for the first time ever because of low water during a prolonged drought, squeezing the state’s very tight electricity supplies, state officials said yesterday. The Edward Hyatt power plant, an underground facility next to Oroville Dam in … Continue reading Drought Threatens to Close California Hydropower Plant for First Time

#California ISO details rolling blackout prevention measures for this summer

California ISO details rolling blackout prevention measures for this summer CALIFORNIA, USA — The state’s power grid operators, California Independent System Operator (ISO) said it cannot guarantee the state will avoid rolling blackouts this summer, but they are doing several things to try to prepare. California ISO officials met at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May … Continue reading #California ISO details rolling blackout prevention measures for this summer