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#California has only one fossil fuel plant in its future queue

California has only one fossil fuel plant in its future queue CAISO’s most recent interconnection queue contains one lone gas plant. While this list can change, it reinforces the trend of a move away from conventional generation towards renewables. The California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) grid represents 80% of electricity usage in California. Every spring … Continue reading #California has only one fossil fuel plant in its future queue

California ISO enters must-run contracts, approves measures to shore up reliability

California ISO enters must-run contracts, approves measures to shore up reliability The California ISO’s board of directors approved several measures last week aimed at maintaining system reliability, including entering into two reliability must-run contracts with NRG California South to save the company’s Ellwood and Ormond Beach Power plants. NRG announced its intent to close the … Continue reading California ISO enters must-run contracts, approves measures to shore up reliability

#CALIFORNIA WAS WARNED MONTHS AGO ITS GRID COULD BUCKLE IN THE HEAT. NOW IT’S HAPPENING

CALIFORNIA WAS WARNED MONTHS AGO ITS GRID COULD BUCKLE IN THE HEAT. NOW IT’S HAPPENING California’s grid operator is asking customers to limit electricity use during peak hours to help keep power flowing as a “heat dome” settles over the southwestern U.S. But they were warned of this months ago. The North American Electric Reliability … Continue reading #CALIFORNIA WAS WARNED MONTHS AGO ITS GRID COULD BUCKLE IN THE HEAT. NOW IT’S HAPPENING

Western RTO could save #California $1.5B per year by 2030, report says

Western RTO could save California $1.5B per year by 2030, report says California is in the midst of a debate over whether to integrate its grid into a broader network or maintain tighter control over its electricity policy and supply. California’s renewables industry could shed jobs under a broader regionalization of the electric grid, but … Continue reading Western RTO could save #California $1.5B per year by 2030, report says

#Nuance_Energy to supply #LADWP with up to 6 MW of ground mounted solar

Nuance Energy to supply LADWP with up to 6 MW of ground mounted solar Nuance Energy, manufacturer of the patent-pending Osprey PowerPlatform and developer of distributed generation solar projects, announced it was awarded a contract with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for ground mount solar arrays to be deployed at LADWP facilities. … Continue reading #Nuance_Energy to supply #LADWP with up to 6 MW of ground mounted solar

Energy Storage Making Headway In #California And Paving Way For Other States

Energy Storage Making Headway In California And Paving Way For Other States Falling solar panel prices coupled with favorable national and state policies are giving energy storage technologies the jolt they need to electrify the market place. The latest such example is Pacific Gas & Electric that wants to install four battery projects totaling 2,270 … Continue reading Energy Storage Making Headway In #California And Paving Way For Other States

#PG_E’s #Stavropoulos to Retire at the End of Third Quarter 2018

PG&E’s Stavropoulos to Retire at the End of Third Quarter 2018 SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul 13, 2018–Nick Stavropoulos, 60, announced that he intends to retire from his role as President and Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Gas and Electric Company at the end of September 2018. He will leave his position as a member of the … Continue reading #PG_E’s #Stavropoulos to Retire at the End of Third Quarter 2018

Tesla Proposes its Largest Energy Storage Project: 1.1 GWh in the California Desert

Tesla Proposes its Largest Energy Storage Project: 1.1 GWh in the California Desert Tesla has partnered with California’s Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to submit a proposal for Tesla’s largest energy storage project to date; one that’s capable of producing up to 1.1GWh. According to Popular Mechanics, the two entities want to build a lithium-ion … Continue reading Tesla Proposes its Largest Energy Storage Project: 1.1 GWh in the California Desert