July 19, 2016: California has set a new solar power production record of 8,030 megawatts on July 12, 2016, which us almost twice the amount of solar power generated in mid-2014 and nearly 2,000 megawatts more than in May 2015. This solar record shows that California is making important paces forward in linking low carbon resources to the grid in meeting the state’s objective of attaining 33% renewables by 2020. The state continues to lead the country in adding clean resources to the system.
Renewable sources to provide 29% electricity
Solar and wind along with other renewable sources of energy will provide almost 29% of the electricity requirements at system peak, which occurred on 12th July, 2016. For short periods of time on May 14 and 15, 2016, renewable sources were serving 54% and 56% of power demands. California leads the country interconnecting renewable sources s with entire clean capacity about 18,718 megawatts up until now. Solar resources make up almost 8,600 megawatts while wind resources total about 6,000 megawatts, which consists one-third of all renewables on the grid.
The state’s ISO offers open and unbiased access to one of the biggest power grids in the globe. The enormous network of high-voltage transmission power lines is sustained by a cut-throat energy market and complete grid planning. Partnering with about a hundred clients, the non-profit public benefit firm is dedicated to the continual development and reliable operation of a modern grid that operates for the benefit of consumers.
California sets new solar record, produces 8,030 MW of electricity
Recognizing the significance of the worldwide climate challenge, the ISO is at the front position of integrating renewable power and advanced technologies that will assist in meeting a sustainable energy future in the most efficient manner possible.