California’s heatwave-driven rolling blackouts final month, and the specter of extra to come back, have centered state political leaders and power regulators on easy methods to repair the California Public Utilities Fee’s useful resource adequacy (RA) program, the state’s main instrument to make sure grid sources to satisfy peak calls for.

After practically 20 years of incremental adjustments, it’s changing into clear that RA could also be unsuited for the state’s more and more clean-powered and battery-backed future grid. 

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