Thursday, September 8, 2016

USA, California: Governor Brown Says a Broader Grid is Necessary to Support Growing Renewable-Energy Production in the West

Jerry Brown presses case for expanding California’s power grid (Sacramento Bee)

The control room at CAISO headquarters near Sacramento
Gov. Jerry Brown, who last month delayed his proposal to integrate California’s largest electricity grid with other states, on Wednesday acknowledged the political difficulty of such a plan but said a broader grid is necessary to support growing renewable-energy production in the West.

Brown on Wednesday urged energy officials considering a merger to work together across state lines to “make sure that those who love coal and those who love the sun can sit down and work in a totally seamless web of interconnection.”

There will be a GRC Fieldtrip to the headquarters of CAISO from the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo, October 23-26, Sacramento, California.

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