freeewilly
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Re: California Solar Generation Record!

Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:21 pm

The largest Desert Sunlight solar farm (550 MW) went online a few weeks ago. Do they supply information to California ISO grid?

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DaveEV
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Re: California Solar Generation Record!

Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:15 am

JeremyW wrote:Further, exports would not show up as load as stated above.
Good point - especially considering that exports do get a separate line item in the PDF reports.
freeewilly wrote:The largest Desert Sunlight solar farm (550 MW) went online a few weeks ago. Do they supply information to California ISO grid?
It does, but these large PV farms usually come online in much smaller phases as they are completed rather than one large chunk.

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Re: California Solar Generation Record!

Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:18 pm

drees wrote:Looks like there's an extra GW of demand popping up - I wonder where it's going?
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And there goes the first capacity bar! At 24,000 mi on 9/9/2013.
Second bar at 30,500 mi on 2/7/2015.

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Re: California Solar Generation Record!

Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:23 am

gbarry42 wrote:
drees wrote:Looks like there's an extra GW of demand popping up - I wonder where it's going?
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Hah! Well, at 1 MW maximum per typical Supercharger site and with Tesla having 20-25 or so Supercharger sites in California, it's not quite enough demand yet to make any significant dents in load, but it's still pretty significant!

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Re: California Solar Generation Record!

Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:58 pm

Since I posted last, I've been seeing solar peaks in the 5.6-5.8 GW range, but today hit another benchmark:

10 GW of renewables!

I'll link to the twitter post I saw it at first:
New #ISO #solar #wind all-time peak for Renewables @california_iso yesterday. First time over 10,000MW
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Joe Deely (@jdeely) March 24, 2015
Looks like we easily exceeded 10 GW of renewables today, too.

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