- Nov 13, 2020 3:27 pm GMT
A former president of the California Public Utilities Commission said Tuesday that the state attorney general should look into the rolling blackouts of mid-August with an eye toward signs of market manipulation in CAISO’s grid.
Loretta Lynch, CPUC president from 2000 to 2002 and a commissioner through 2005, spoke during a webinar held by the Clean Coalition, a Santa Barbara, Calif., group that advocates for renewable energy and microgrids.
“I think it’s time for the California attorney general to investigate what happened at the ISO and, more than that, the ISO’s market practices that can’t keep the lights on,” Lynch said. California should have had ample supply to meet peak demand this summer, including Aug. 14-15, when CAISO ordered rolling blackouts, she said in her online presentation.
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