California’s recent rolling blackouts point out the unprecedented challenges of maintaining reliability while procuring enormous amounts of storage, solar and other renewables to transform its energy industry.
Even as CCAs expand their reach in the retail market, new procurement and planning processes are certain to impact both in-state and out-of-state suppliers in the wholesale market.
At the same time zero-emission vehicle and building electrification programs are rapidly expanding, opening up new opportunities to deploy infrastructure while driving expectations for demand growth. And to meet SB100 renewable energy goals, gigawatts of renewables and storage must be procured.
But in the always complex and sometimes confusing California market, only those with the most up-to-date information on the policy, rule and market changes can effectively assess emerging opportunities and profit.