1. How Solar and Batteries Could Help California Manage Fire-Prevention Grid Shutdowns

    How Solar and Batteries Could Help California Manage Fire-Prevention Grid Shutdowns

    As Pacific Gas & Electric and California regulators grapple with how to manage the potential for widespread fire-prevention grid shutdowns this summer, clean energy advocates are demanding a role for solar, energy storage and microgrids as part of the solution set. But, as with so much related to the state’s de-energization plans, there’s much uncertainty over how to balance two potentially competing imperatives: the need to move quickly to mitigate potential grid emergencies this coming summer, and the need to find long-term fire mitigation methods that also match the state’s clean energy goals.

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