California Orchestrates Disaster

…California Orchestrates Disaster… California, in the face of considerable skepticism, continues to go down the road to grid disaster. It recently issued a multi agency report, 2021 SB 100 Joint Agency Report Achieving 100 Percent Clean Electricity in California: An Continue reading California Orchestrates Disaster

TX and CA: Canaries in the Coal Mine

Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) or Independent System Operator (RTO/ISO)

…TX and CA: Canaries in the Coal Mine… Independent system operators in Texas, i.e, ERCOT, and California, i.e., CAISO, have both recently issued warnings that increased demand for electricity could cause blackouts. Texas experienced devastating blackouts in February, while California Continue reading TX and CA: Canaries in the Coal Mine

Natural Gas Is Next Target

…Natural Gas Is Next Target… For those in the oil and gas industry, including the American Petroleum Institute, who are objecting to efforts to keep nuclear power plants in operation, you have a problem. Natural gas is the next target Continue reading Natural Gas Is Next Target

Another Utility Voices Reliability Concerns

…Another Utility Voices Reliability Concerns… In comments addressed to the California Energy Commission on May 22, Senior Vice President Gas Transmission, Storage, and Engineering of SoCalGas, said: “Without sufficient [gas] storage inventory … energy reliability is hinging on the vagaries Continue reading Another Utility Voices Reliability Concerns

Effects of Mandating PV Rooftop Solar

…Effects of Mandating PV Rooftop Solar… California, with great fanfare and huge media accolades, announced it will mandate the use of PV rooftop solar on all new homes, including any building of three stories or less, beginning in 2020. But, does Continue reading Effects of Mandating PV Rooftop Solar

Understanding Storage of Electricity, Quantities and Costs

…Understanding Storage of Electricity, Quantities and Costs… The ability to store electricity is critical to any proposal that relies on wind and solar to supply a major proportion of the nation’s electricity. Like so many details about renewables, most people Continue reading Understanding Storage of Electricity, Quantities and Costs