Snapshot of Load Changes, California (CAISO) and New York City regions (NYISO NYC): an Addendum

LCG, April 6, 2020 -- Jeremy Platt, Palo Alto has made some additional observations of impact of COVID - 19 on electricity demand using the grid operators data published by LCG. This note extends the results reported on March 27, 2020. The magnitudes of load reduction are very different due to the different sizes of these regions, but the times and scales of sharp reductions of ~ 16% are remarkably similar

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California PUC Targets Doubling Renewable Energy by 2030

LCG, March 27, 2020--The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) yesterday unanimously approved a new emissions target for its electric sector that would double California's clean energy capacity through 2030 and effectively block new natural gas-fired electric generating facilities.

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Industry News

India Makes Utilities Pay Debts

LCG, March 25, 2002-India will make state utilities pay the $8.2 billion owed to the nation's energy companies.

Extensive electricity theft and farm subsidies have left Indian state electricity boards with a expected combined $5 billion loss.

Federal coal and power companies, as well as the railways, all are due money from utilities, and the Indian Power Ministry is taking steps to help utilities pay their debts. Pending cabinet approval, the ministry will issue bonds to utilities and reduce financial assistance to states with bankrupt electricity boards.

Today, as the world's second largest country, India has 100,000 MW capacity, but it plans to have 1 million MW in ten years.

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