1. CAISO Could Lose 28 Gas Plants and Keep the Lights on: UCS

    CAISO Could Lose 28 Gas Plants and Keep the Lights on: UCS

    California could retire 28 natural gas plants without impacting electricity reliability, the Union of Concern Scientists said in a report published Tuesday. In order to meet the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) target to reduce carbon to 42 million metric tons (MMT) by 2030 in the most economic way possible, the UCS model chose not to build any new gas plants to replace less efficient combined-cycle gas turbines.

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    1. If you're gonna be installing storage anyway, you should be thinking about installing it in strategic locations so that it also can provide local capacity, because that helps us reduce our reliance on other stuff that's providing local capacity, namely gas.
    2. One of the big takeaways is if we go even faster with storage or other clean technologies that can provide the same services as storage, we can retire even more gas plants.
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