Tuesday, July 9, 2019

USA, California: Opportunity for Geothermal Energy Sector to Engage With a New Generation of Power Procurers

California's renewable energy growth (Utility Dive)

Community Choice Aggregators say they will use resource diversity, distributed energy resources and load management to lead California beyond its 2030 renewables goals.

California's Senate Bill (SB) 100 initiated a new phase in the state's nation-leading climate fight, with new goals for 60% renewables by 2030 in the power sector and zero-emissions economy-wide by 2045.

A mostly new group of load serving entities (LSEs), primarily community choice aggregators (CCAs) and municipal utilities, will be charged with meeting these goals.

"They will procure because they need about four GWs of long-term renewable contracts by the end of 2023 to meet their RPS obligations," said Large-scale Solar Association (LSA) Executive Director Shannon Eddy.

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Community Choice Aggregation in California - An Opportunity for the Geothermal Industry [July/August 2016 Bulletin] by Paul Brophy, Past-President, Geothermal Resources Council, and Community Advisory Committee, Sonoma Clean Power.