“California’s three investor-owned utilities have released the results of a study called for by the California Public Utilities Commission to assess the “effective load carrying capability” of various energy technologies—in other words, how much of a wind or solar plant’s total theoretical capacity can be counted on when the grid needs it most.” Solar alone is not particularly effective as “managing electrical load when the risk of blackouts in highest,” but adding energy storage to a solar installation gives it nearly “total ability to ensure the grid remains reliably supplied with power.”

 

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