Nevada’s biggest utility, NV Energy, quietly took a big step this week that could help repower the Western grid with affordable renewables. In a letter to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), NV Energy stated its intent to seek approval from the Nevada PUC to join the CAISO’s Energy Imbalance Market (EIM). The EIM will allow
With more and more solar being built in California, new records of peak solar generation are being set and re-set. On September 5, the California Independent System Operator issued a press release (pdf) to celebrate how solar is helping meet the state’s energy needs: “California surpassed a major milestone during a recent heat wave that hit the sun-soaked state. More
For more than a year, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has been engaged in a cutting-edge modeling effort simulating how a 33% renewable future might affect the state’s grid reliability.
This ‘renewable integration’ modeling ought to