• Re: California Scrambles to Find Electricity to Offset Plant Closures

    From Bob F@21:1/5 to Leroy N. Soetoro on Sun Oct 24 15:32:20 2021
    On 10/24/2021 12:29 PM, Leroy N. Soetoro wrote:
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/california-scrambles-to-find-electricity-to- offset-plant-closures-11634376600

    California is racing to secure large amounts of power in the next few
    years to make up for the impending closure of fossil-fuel power plants and
    a nuclear facility that provides nearly 10% of the electricity generated
    in the state.

    The California Public Utilities Commission has ordered utilities to buy an unprecedented amount of renewable energy and battery storage as the state phases out four natural-gas-fired power plants and retires Diablo Canyon,
    the state�s last nuclear plant, starting in 2024.

    While the companies are moving quickly to contract for power, the
    California Energy Commission and the state�s grid operator have recently expressed concern that the purchases may not be enough to prevent
    electricity shortages in coming summers.�

    Funny, your right wing wacko mind completely missed this.

    "Texas was "seconds and minutes" away from catastrophic months long
    blackouts, officials say

    Officials with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas said that grid operators implemented blackouts to avoid a catastrophic failure that
    could have left Texans in the dark for months. "


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