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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

Battle Brewing About #California ’s Role in #Diablo_Canyon Nuclear Plant Retirement

Battle Brewing About California’s Role in Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Retirement An assortment of entities have sought to intervene in a complaint alleging that the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and California state agencies violated bulk power system reliability standards when they approved retirement of the 2,240-MW Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) by 2025. Before … Continue reading Battle Brewing About #California ’s Role in #Diablo_Canyon Nuclear Plant Retirement

Why Renewables Did Not Cause #California ’s #Rolling_Blackouts

Why Renewables Did Not Cause California’s Rolling Blackouts Overview During the week of August 15, California experienced a record-breaking heatwave, spiking energy demand as residents turned up their air conditioning for relief from the scorching temperatures. As the need for electricity intensified, so did the stress on California’s electrical grid, causing the state’s energy grid … Continue reading Why Renewables Did Not Cause #California ’s #Rolling_Blackouts

Could #California ’s summer rolling blackouts happen in the #Northwest?

Could California’s summer rolling blackouts happen in the Northwest? For two days in August, as an intense heat wave smothered Western states and drove electricity use to record levels, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which manages the state’s high-voltage electricity transmission grid, imposed rolling electricity outages that cut power to 813,000 customers. The reason, … Continue reading Could #California ’s summer rolling blackouts happen in the #Northwest?