California ISO makes policy changes to benefit renewables

September 4, 2016 by Harry Horner

(Source: Electric Light & Power) The California Independent System Operator board of governors accepted proposed tariff revisions that will ensure solar, wind and battery storage resources can provide needed grid services. In doing so, renewable resources will adjust their system controls so that power voltages and currents remain in sync with grid operations.

The proposed tariff revisions, which are required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), establish uniform rules for ensuring that new renewable resources, or resources that planned to be upgraded, take the steps to align alternating currents and voltages with grid requirements. This measure will help avoid energy inefficiencies and losses that occur when the grid and resources are not properly in sync. The California ISO will also submit these rules to the FERC for its review. Read full article…




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