8minutenergy – 328 MW-DC Mount Signal Solar Farm in Calexico, California Very soon, there is going to be a headline reading, “California just ran on 100% clean electricity” – and it could very well happen this spring. With that, as happens every spring time in California: – we’re in record setting season! On Saturday, April 13, at 1:50 PM the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) reported instantaneous electricity generation of 11,011 MWac from solar power facilities connected to the transmission grid. If the 7.7 GWdc of behind the meter solar is running optimally, that would probably push total to at least 17 GWac of electricity generation coming from solar power. The previously reported record by CAISO was set on 3/25 at just over 10.8 GW. Just twenty minutes before that peak production moment, the CAISO region set a new electricity export record of 1,503 MW, which means that California was exporting a record amount of its solar-boosted mid-day electricity surplus, and reducing the need to curtail solar and wind. In following conversations of the below tweet, it has been observed that there is 10 GW of electricity transfer capacity out of California. New record "low" for Imports on @California_ISO […]


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