Archive Category : California News: Caiso, Grid & Storage

Expanding the Energy Imbalance Market Is the Right Way to Regionalize California’s Grid

In a previous article, we touched on how this can be accomplished through a combination of regional markets and smart management Read More →

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How to Get Wyoming Wind to California, and Cut 80% of U.S. Carbon Emissions

Several miles south of Rawlins, Wyoming, on a cattle ranch east of the Continental Divide, construction crews have begun laying Read More →

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Solar + batteries prepping to take over 10GW of US natural gas peaker power plant market

Solar power and energy storage (batteries) have fallen in price enough that they’re now competing with the cost of natural Read More →

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California sanitation district to save US$14.7 million due to PV/storage installation

The Selma-Kingsburg-Fowler County Sanitation District (SKFCSD) held a groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 8 to celebrate the start of construction on Read More →

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The Change of The Power Grid, Thanks to Elon

While you might not notice a difference as you flip the light switch like you always have, behind the scenes, Read More →

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California is generating so much solar energy, it’s paying other states to take it

According to a recent expose in the Los Angeles Times, California’s solar boom is growing so fast and with such Read More →

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Here’s how California ended up with too much solar power

California’s power-grid operators are dealing with a glut of daytime electricity produced by household, government, business and industrial solar installations.  Read More →

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Boosting battery storage can lower utility bills — study

Adding energy storage to an already robust solar market in California’s multifamily housing sector could lead to significant utility bill savings for building owners and tenants, new findings from the Clean Energy Group and partner organizations show. Read More →

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Too Much Solar in California? Not If You Bottle It

The cost of solar power has plummeted in recent years, which has led to a renewable energy boom in California. But there’s a big hang-up: solar energy doesn’t provide a 24-hour supply. When the sun sets, the power from solar farms drops off, just as California needs it most. That’s sparked new interest in technology that stores electricity. And the energy storage technology race is going far beyond your typical battery. Read More →

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The Hidden Cost of Solar + Energy Storage

Tom McCalmont, President McCalmont Engineering has been working on large solar projects for more than 15 years. This expertise means that McCalmont understands what goes into interconnection and utility requirements for permitting and a little-known utility requirement called the NGOM, or “net-generation output meter” is making him very worried about the future of solar + energy storage projects, particularly in California. Read More →

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