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rolling blackouts
Emma Foehringer Merchant

As blistering heat sets in, power grids in the Western US face a new round of challenges

In California and Texas, heat waves underscore challenges for electric grids under stress made more acute by climate change.

As blistering heat sets in, power grids in the Western US face a new round of challenges
smart thermostats
Jeff St. John

OhmConnect bets $100M that free smart thermostats can prevent summer blackouts in California

Can a million grid-responsive households beat power plants and battery farms to balance a clean-powered grid?

OhmConnect bets $100M that free smart thermostats can prevent summer blackouts in California
Diablo Canyon
Jeff St. John

California may build 11.5GW of almost all carbon-free resources to replace its last nuclear plant

Regulators have decided that adding 7.5 GW by 2026 won’t be enough after the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant closes. Can California build so much clean and reliable grid capacity in time?

California may build 11.5GW of almost all carbon-free resources to replace its last nuclear plant
rolling blackouts
Jeff St. John

California’s race to secure its grid against summer blackouts

Gigawatt-scale batteries and more demand-side resources are lined up. But weather extremes still threaten to stress California’s grid beyond its limits.

California’s race to secure its grid against summer blackouts
demand response
Jeff St. John

Can a new way to pay for behind-the-meter flexibility help prevent rolling blackouts in California?

Marin Clean Energy’s Demand FLEXmarket merges efficiency and demand response to capture the value of behind-the-meter resources. Could it be the start of a statewide trend?

Can a new way to pay for behind-the-meter flexibility help prevent rolling blackouts in California?
demand response
Jean Haggerty

California targets low-income communities for grid flexibility tools and rewards

OhmConnect will use a $3 million state grant to reach out to disadvantaged communities for help in solving the state’s peak grid challenges.

California targets low-income communities for grid flexibility tools and rewards