28 Feb '17, 10pm

#Solar generation hits new record high on @California_ISO power grid

#Solar generation hits new record high on @California_ISO power grid

On Feb. 24, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) reported a new all-time solar generation peak of 8,792 MW on its power grid. That instantaneous production high, reached at 1:42 p.m. PT, beat the ISO’s previous solar peak record of 8,545 MW, which was set on Sept. 14, 2016. More broadly – and perhaps more importantly – the new ISO record also underscores the ongoing success of California’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS). “The state of California has one of the most aggressive renewables policies in the U.S., with utilities mandated to procure renewables that will serve 50 percent of their retail sales by 2030,” says Steven Greenlee, a California ISO spokesperson. “The solar peaks the ISO are seeing reflect that the utilities have been actively adding renewables to their portfolios, more renewable generators are interconnecting to the grid, and in turn, high...

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