CAISO Suggests New RFO to Settle Question of Storage vs. Puente Gas Peaker

By [email protected] There’s one way to settle California’s energy storage versus gas peaker argument once and for all: a new procurement round.

The California Independent System Operator suggested this course of action in a filing to the California Energy Commission last week, which addressed concerns about its study comparing storage alternatives to NRG’s proposed Puente gas plant for serving local reliability in Oxnard.

That plant, first proposed years ago to prepare for the retirement of gas plants due to new water regulations, has come under fire for cementing new fossil fuel infrastructure at a time when the state is moving away from it. The

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