California’s Power Emergency Shows Why Natural Gas Is Critical To Grid Reliability
- Sep 20, 2021 3:00 am GMT
Last week, California requested that the U.S. Department of Energy allow it ramp up natural gas generating stations to maximum operating capacity in the face of the “electric reliability emergency” facing the state.
California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which manages electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines for 80 percent of the grid serving California, made the request to DOE for increased natural gas power generation in order to “meet demand in the face of extremely challenging conditions including extreme heat waves, multiple fires, high winds, and various grid issues.”
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