Episode #23: ‘Could DERs Have Prevented the Utility Turmoil in California This Summer?’ with Kyle Haas of K&A Consulting - [an Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast]
- Sep 22, 2020 10:52 am GMT
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Utilities in the Western United States have had a rough summer, to say the least. In a season that began with them continuing to manage as best as they could with the coronavirus pandemic and its economic implications, a massive heat wave ended up bringing the California grid to its knees and requiring rolling blackouts before a particularly devastating wildfire season created even more problems. Amid these various disasters, citizens understandably look to the utilities to continue to keep their lights on with consistency and reliability, but the market forces driving the grid and the 20th century energy systems that make up the bulk of the utility sector may not be the optimal tools for the job. That’s the opinion of our guest on the podcast this week, at least.
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