California’s grid reliability struggles have intensified in recent years as extreme summer heat strains the system and threatens power outages. The state’s grid reliability is also inextricably linked to issues of improving energy affordability and achieving California’s ambitious clean energy goals. With California’s power woes apparent, Western grid regionalization has been raised as a potential path to address these related concerns.
Western grid regionalization is the idea of better connecting and coordinating power grids throughout the West. It’s not a new concept. It gained traction in California in 2018, although that particular effort fell short. But once again, the debate is becoming topical as another push for grid regionalization gains momentum.
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Source: Clean Technica
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