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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

Four More #BANC Members Join #California ISO’s Western Energy Imbalance Market

Four More BANC Members Join California ISO’s Western Energy Imbalance Market The Balancing Authority of Northern California (BANC) and Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) recently announced that WAPA’s Sierra Nevada region, along with BANC members from the City of Redding, the City of Roseville, and Modesto Irrigation District, have begun participating in the California Independent … Continue reading Four More #BANC Members Join #California ISO’s Western Energy Imbalance Market

#California eyes #Nevada_power

California eyes Nevada power Gridliance, an independent electric transmission company with assets in southwestern Nevada, is working to interconnect with California’s grid to deliver power generated by renewables in the Silver State. Gridliance has proposed to develop its Silverado Renewables Connection plan to the California Public Utilities Commission, as the Golden State works to source … Continue reading #California eyes #Nevada_power

‘Risky proposition.’ Can $33 billion make up for loss of Snake River dams? Tri-Cities groups leery

‘Risky proposition.’ Can $33 billion make up for loss of Snake River dams? Tri-Cities groups leery A new proposal to tear down the four Lower Snake River dams has people agreeing on one thing — the dams’ value to the Northwest region. But many of those who rely on the dams now — to produce … Continue reading ‘Risky proposition.’ Can $33 billion make up for loss of Snake River dams? Tri-Cities groups leery

#Southern_Power retrofitting 640MWh of battery storage at two #California solar power stations

Southern Power retrofitting 640MWh of battery storage at two California solar power stations US wholesale energy provider Southern Power is adding battery energy storage to two solar sites in California. Storage will be added to the company’s Tranquillity Solar Facility and Garland Solar Facility, with Southern Power – a subsidiary of the Southern Company – … Continue reading #Southern_Power retrofitting 640MWh of battery storage at two #California solar power stations

Wholesale U.S. electricity prices were generally lower and less volatile in 2020 than 2019

Wholesale U.S. electricity prices were generally lower and less volatile in 2020 than 2019 During 2020, wholesale electricity prices at major trading hubs in the United States were generally lower than in 2019, although prices in the western states trended higher in the last half of the year. Compared with 2019 prices, these wholesale hub … Continue reading Wholesale U.S. electricity prices were generally lower and less volatile in 2020 than 2019