California Energy Markets
Tight power supplies during a recent heat wave indicate an urgent need to reform the existing resource-adequacy rules in California, the California Community Choice Association told Gov. Gavin Newsom.
CalCCA sent a letter to Newsom Sept. 9, after rolling blackouts caused by inadequate energy capacity on the system.
“As the root causes of the extreme emergency events are revealed, they may point directly to solutions necessary to mitigate the risk of repeating similar events in the future,” CalCCA Executive Director Beth Vaughan said in the letter. “Even without certainty regarding those causes, however, California can begin now to take steps to increase reliability through action in the regulatory, legislative, and federal arenas.”