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solar eclipse
Ross Fessenden, David Quinn, Genscape, and Will Martin, Locus Energy
August 07, 2017
The California ISO recently had a quarterly market performance and planning call during which they addressed the upcoming eclipse on August 21. In the meeting, they outlined their assumptions for load, the rate of decline in solar production heading into the eclipse, and the rate of increase in solar...
solar panels
Joe Bernardi, NatGas Research Analyst, Ryan Clements, Power Analyst, Rick Margolin, Sr. Gas Analyst
March 29, 2017
A majority of the signals for California gas this summer are bearish, largely due to the growth of renewables, although there are a few bullish offsetting factors such as SoCal’s continued storage issues and growth in upstream demand. An abundance of cheap hydropower will only continue to flood the...
california utility solar
February 24, 2016
On Wednesday, February 16, 2016, utility solar generation in California hit a new record of 6,486 MW, according to California ISO. Utility generation surpassed that again on Monday, February 22, 2016, when output reached 6,551 MW in the state. Part of this record-breaking trend is being...
crude export ban and impact on renewables
Locus Energy, Genscape Oil, Genscape Power & Genscape Biofuels
December 18, 2015
Now in the hands of President Obama for final sign off, the budget deal that could end the 1975 oil export ban, could also extend investment and Production Tax Credits (ITC and PTC) that support wind and solar energy. The tax measure (a provision sought by Democrats in exchange for lifting the oil export...