Column: Will California have enough electricity for all its EVs? Yes — but it will take work

Column: Will California have enough electricity for all its EVs? Yes — but it will take work

10/1/2020 4:33:00 PM

Column: Will California have enough electricity for all its EVs? Yes — but it will take work

California wants its new cars to be all-electric by 2035. Here's what it needs to do to produce enough electricity.

Trump’s authority to revoke California’s waiver from federal clean air rules rests on a very shaky legal foundation.That technological challenge is being met, however, as utility-scale batteries have steadily become larger in capacity and lower in cost: The government’s Energy Information Administration estimates that

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the cost of energy storagefell by nearly two-thirds from 2015 to 2017 alone, from $2,153 to $834 per kilowatt-hour.The most important element in the state’s transition to EVs may well be coordination, to counteract the effect of fragmented responsibilities for electrical generation, distribution and planning.

“In California,” LaFleur wrote, “the roles of the [California] ISO and the state regulators to keep the lights on are quite tangled.... In other words, the buck stops nowhere.” California ISO can direct the output of power plants but can’t require that they get built, she observed. Oversight of power plant construction rests with state regulators and is subject to local interests that may not be amenable to the siting of solar facilities or wind farms.

AdvertisementThe transition from fossil-fuel to renewables generation hasn’t been well managed thus far, LaFleur maintains: “In the past three years, California has closed 5,000 megawatts of gas generation in anticipation of building 3,000 MW of battery storage that is still on the drawing board.” Having those batteries present and operating might have forestalled even the brief outages of mid-August.

“This is a very difficult thing to do,” Nelder says of planning a long-range transition of fundamental technologies. “It’s tricky.” The state will have to meet the growing demands of electricity users without overbuilding, which would raise the possibility of sticking consumers with unnecessary costs.

“You’re going to be criticized for overbuilding and criticized for underbuilding,” Nelder says. “Executing the evolution of the grid has been described as rebuilding an airplane while it’s in flight.”For all that, California has been in the forefront of a necessary change in how we generate electricity and how we use it. The benefits of the transition are manifest — cleaner air and a smaller contribution to climate change among them.

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Former top special operations commander who oversaw bin Laden raid says he voted for Biden

Retired Navy Adm. William McRaven, the former head of US Special Operations Command who oversaw the successful raid that killed Osama bin Laden, said he is voting for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Nope. But keep dreamin’ (high speed rail) No doubt higher taxes, higher charges by power companies to provide the power links to charging stations. Gas station owners will suffer, independent gas stations too. Fuel tax revenue will diminish too so state has to raise taxes. Consumers will end up being hosed.

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Column: JPMorgan gets yet another 'sweetheart' deal from feds for flagrant market corruptionJPMorgan has been slammed with $920 million in fines and penalties for trying to rig financial markets. Yet the market watchdog organization Better Markets terms the settlement a “sweetheart deal.” Better Markets is right, writes columnist hiltzikm. hiltzikm sweetheart deal😂

Column: Memo to Biden: Never get in the mud with a pig. You'll get filthy, and the pig will like itPoor Chris Wallace, the moderator from Fox News. He was not only asking questions but trying to manage the president’s logorrhea. opinion This isn't a mudhole... it's an operating table. And Biden is the surgeon. opinion opinion JoeBiden Sure, you don’t need to go into the mud with him, but you still have to knock him out & shut him up, call a Cat, a Cat, in his case a Crook Liar, a Crook Liar! Show your Tax Return & if it’s under Audit BY IRS for so many years, it means your tax return is JUST FISHY

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Column: Trump claims the economy will do better if he's reelected. History says he's wrong'Both economic growth and stock market gains have been stronger under Democrats than Republicans, according to measurements dating back to Herbert Hoover.' Columnist hiltzikm explains: hiltzikm Who’s better for the economy? A Moody’s chart. hiltzikm . Permit me to remind YOU of the following factoid... Pres. FOREVER-IMPEACHED is and always will be... IMPEACHED FOREVER! Thank you for your time, & have a nice day. (o; hiltzikm Today's Democrats are Socialists

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