How New Battery Capacity Helped California Avoid Another Blackout
Climate change represents a significant challenge for California. Climate scientists have found that are becoming more frequent, more intense, and longer-lasting, as well as exhibiting higher nighttime temperatures and humidity—particularly in inland urban areas. Periods of sustained high temperatures and extreme weather readings will have the most direct impact on the peak demand forecast, leading to more frequent scarcity condition events when electricity supply and demand becomes severely imbalanced.
Devarsh Kumar, ICF Energy Markets Consultant