CAISO: California Curtailed 80GWh of Renewables in March

CAISO: California Curtailed 80GWh of Renewables in March

Apr 25, 2017

by Margarita Fournier; Copyright 2016 by Competitive Assets, LLC.  All rights reserved

On 4/24/17, UtilityDIVE reported that the “California ISO is curtailing growing amounts of renewable energy this year, according to Platts: about 80,000MWh in March, up from 47,000MWh in March 2016, as solar energy continues to grow rapidly. There are about 5,000MW of rooftop solar on the California grid, and afternoon ramps this year look like what the grid operator had expected for 2020. Expansion of the western Energy Imbalance Market is one way for that renewable energy to find customers. Arizona Public Service Electric and Puget Sound Energy joined the market as new participating balancing authorities in October, and Portland General Electric is slated to join the market this fall.”

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