CAISO Stakeholder Symposium

The 2016 CAISO Stakeholder Symposium took place in Sacramento this week. Western grid regionalization Panelists presented their unique perspectives on the proposed western regional electricity grid.  The proposal, which has been discussed in many public forums, would incorporate the CAISO with many other transmission system operators throughout the West into a single broader balancing authority.  […]

Selecting A Plant Operator

Selecting a plant operator for a utility scale solar PV plant can be a daunting task. Be sure to engage someone with experience managing an RFP and reviewing bids for utility scale PV plant operator services, for a portfolio of plants, to support this kind of decision.

Impressions from Fortune Brainstorm-E conference

The tagline of this conference was “Where Energy, Technology, and Sustainability Meet.”  It was organized by Fortune magazine, and participants included top-level executives (mostly Presidents and CEOs) from different sectors including major corporations, investors, startups, utilities, consultancies, government agencies like DOE EERE, and academics. The program included subtopics such as climate change, energy, water, food, and […]

DRECP Updates and Implications for California’s Renewable Energy Future

ReviewOfDRECP_updatesAndImplications This presentation summarizes updates to the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) Development Focus Areas (DFAs) between 2014 and 2015. It also includes observations and implications for California’s renewable energy future. Highlights: there is enough “developable” land to meet and exceed California’s renewable energy goals. Goal 1: the state’s  RPS requires 50% renewable energy by […]