Looming Grid Shortfall Prompts 2.5GW California Procurement Proposal

By [email protected] State regulators have proposed a major set of responses to what could be a looming grid reliability shortfall in Sothern California, including a 2.5-gigawatt reliability resources procurement between 2021 and 2023.

Although the proposed ‘all-source’ procurement would allow existing natural gas-fired peaker plants to compete, it could also open a massive new market for renewable energy, energy storage, demand response and other preferred alternatives to fossil fuels.

The proposal could also allow hundreds of megawatts of seawater-cooled gas plants, known as OTC plants, to keep running past their 2021 retirement dates, if the reliability shortfall it fears can’t be met by

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