Trimark supports grid stability during solar eclipse

By Kathie Zipp Darkened skies during North America’s solar eclipse on August 21 will illuminate challenges of managing California’s electric grid which, at times, draws up to 40 percent of its power from solar generation.
While the 70 mile wide shadow of total eclipse cuts through Oregon, its effects on solar power generation will be felt as far away as the Mexican border. During eclipse totality, California will lose about 4,194 MW of solar power.
To compensate for lost solar generation, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) will likely schedule more output from traditional generation resources during the eclipse. Then to precisely regulate any deviations

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