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Here’s how the solar eclipse could affect the US power grid

With solar energy capacity growing around the country, the solar eclipse today presents a unique situation for the US. As the moon blocks out the sun across California, North Carolina, Utah, and other solar-heavy states, total solar generation is expected to plummet to less than 50% of total capacity. On August 21, 2017, parts of […]

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Southern California power supply at risk this summer: FERC

A perfect storm is brewing in New England and California  The Aliso Canyon natural gas leak, unexpected lower generation capacity, and warmer than anticipated weather could threaten reliability and strain electricity grids.  One way to avoid high prices resulting from the increased demand is to sign up for Tradition Energy’s Coincident Peak Alert Notifications. Natural […]

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California Grid Smashes Record, Gets 67% of Energy From Renewables

California grid smashes renewables record, getting more than 67% of its energy from renewables on May 13, 2017. The state is still leading the U.S., but the entire country is making progress with renewable energy. CALIFORNIA LEADING THE WAY On May 13, 2017, California smashed through another renewable energy milestone as its largest grid, controlled […]

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California Dam Crisis Leaves Power Market Short of Big Hydro

California is in a bind.  The recent Oroville Dam emergency has forced the shutdown of a 819MW hydropower plant that needs to be replaced with the equivalent of two natural gas power plants.  This will increase natural gas demand while the state is still short on supply because of the Aliso Canyon gas leak from […]

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