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California pushes back against energy imports via @grist

California pushes back against energy imports via @grist

This post originally appeared on Energy Self-Reliant States , a resource of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance's New Rules Project . Western grid operators have been making plans for large-scale renewable energy imports into the California electricity market, prompting the governor's senior advisor for renewable energy facilities to write a "self-reliance" response. Here are a few highlights of his letter [PDF] to the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC): California has plenty of in-state development: "The California Independent System Operator [CAISO] indicates that renewable projects totaling 70,000 [megawatts] of installed capacity [nearly enough to meet all of the state's peak summer demand] are seeking to connect to the CAISO-managed grid." Transmission costs are up, way up: In particular, "the developer of at least one significant line, TransWest Expres...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/energy-policy/2011-11-03-california-...

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