Virtual power plants

Virtual power plants

California budget cuts could decimate key virtual-power-plant programs

Governor Gavin Newsom plans to slash funding for batteries and utility customers to help with grid emergencies — but money for fossil fuel generators keeps flowing.

By Jeff St. John  . 

In an aerial view, solar panels are seen on the roofs of homes in a neighborhood on April 25, 2024 in San Rafael, California.
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