Actual costs show that wind and solar are more costly than natural gas or coal for generating electricity.
Equally important is that wind and solar create problems for utilities and grid operators. 634 more words
We’re now in the midst of the “third wave” of electricity industry reform in California. The first was in the early 1980s with the rise of independently-owned cogeneration and renewable resources. 109 more words
On Monday, the CAISO hosted a call to review the Draft GHG Emission Tracking Report and methodology paper that explains the draft’s preliminary results. The report shows estimated GHG emissions for dispatch of internal CAISO resources, net imports (including dynamic resources that are an interchange schedule energy transfer between the CAISO and an outside balancing authority area (BAA) or EIM BAA and another BAA if in the real-time market), and transfers from western EIM entities into the CAISO BAA. 799 more words
‘It is a misconception to think that the technological alternatives that we can draw upon are without flaws and that only a combination of conspiracy and inertia prevents us from sailing into calm waters’ … 1,517 more words
This post will examine the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) June 9th, 2016 Proposed Principles for Governance of a Regional ISO. This document builds upon previous whitepapers, testimony, presentations, and comments addressing the governance structure of an expanded regional ISO in the west. 2,317 more words