The upfront cost is high and the cost-benefit calculation depends and the region, experts say.
California’s grid operator hoped new battery storage could prevent rolling blackouts. Installation has been delayed.
A heat wave and record levels of electricity demand are straining infrastructure.
The load can overwhelm the electric grid during heat waves, but this summer's outages have raised new questions.
"We would love to have a nationwide moratorium on all utility shut-offs, but every day, turn-offs are happening," Sherrilyn Ifill says.
PG&E's power grid infrastructure has been blamed for wildfires in 2017 and 2018.
The utility's parent company brought in more than $2 billion in profits last year.
Many suppliers of electrical power are facing the question of when to get to zero emissions, not if they need to get there.
A variety of stakeholders have a variety of opinions on the development of the 15-turbine windfarm.
California lawmakers are back in session after a holiday break, and a new governor is in place. One of the sticky issues all those folks might have to confront is what to do about the troubled utility Pacific Gas and Electric. The investor-owned utility provides gas and electricity to more than 5 million Californians. And […]