Tag: CAISO

Natural gas helps meet SoCal electricity demand, supplies 40% of California power

Natural gas helps meet SoCal electricity demand, supplies 40% of California power

Aliso Canyon limitations change how both electricity, natural gas are¬†managed to meet energy demand in Southern California. The US Energy Information Administration now provides a report with daily information on Southern California energy markets, the Southern California Daily Energy Report, to help give context to the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage situation. On Oct. 23, […]

By September 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Natural gas generation balances wind, solar on California power grid

Natural gas generation balances wind, solar on California power grid

Wind output at its lowest point during middle of day, when solar output is near its highest The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the entity responsible for maintaining the balance between supply and demand for electricity throughout most of the state, operates in a setting where demand peaks in the late afternoon or early evening […]

By September 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
California is using more renewables, less natural gas in its summer electricity mix

California is using more renewables, less natural gas in its summer electricity mix

¬†According to US Drought Monitor, 59% of California experienced a severe, extreme, or exceptional drought during July The mix of energy sources used for power generation in California this summer changed from last summer, as renewables and imported electricity offset lower natural gas use, according to the US Energy Information Administration. During summer 2016 (June, […]

By September 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →