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

Duke Suspends Overtime Work on Nevada Plant

LCG, September 5, 2002--Duke Energy will stop overtime and weekend labor on the Moapa plant, the third Duke plant to see slowed construction in two months.

Poor market conditions have slowed construction nationwide, and Duke has been considering selling unfinished plants or simply delaying construction. Construction on the Duke-owned 608-megawatt Deming plant in New Mexico and the 620-megawatt Grays Harbor plant in Washington state was suspended last month.

Moapa, which will have 1,222 megawatts of capacity when completed, was originally to begin operations by the summer of 2003 along with the Deming and Grays Harbor plants, but market conditions will have the final say in when the three plants will actually come on line.

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