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Sep122017

SACRAMENTO: AB 726, expansion, California Independent System Operator (CAISO)?: "Lawmakers move to add other states to oversight of California's electric grid"; also, "California is aiming for 100% clean energy. How much of it will come from Wyoming wind?" ....  

***AB 726, expansion, California Independent Sytem Operator?

* Los Angeles Times (Ivan Penn, Chris Megerian):  "Lawmakers move to add other states to oversight of California's electric grid" - From the LAT:

Under the banner of clean energy growth, lawmakers are working to change oversight of the state’s power grid to include other Western states — a move critics say will surrender California’s control over its own electricity system.

On Monday, lawmakers began reviewing a series of amendments introduced late Friday by Assemblyman Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) to alter the structure of the governing body that oversees the California Independent System Operator, the organization that runs the electric grid for much of the state. The goal, proponents say, is to save as much as $1.5 billion a year and run the system more efficiently.

California operates with a glut of power plants and is at times forced to pay other states to take its excess solar and wind power, according to Los Angeles Times investigations.

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Holden’s proposal comes just days before the legislative session concludes Friday. That outraged critics who say such a dramatic change to control of the electricity transmission system for the world’s sixth-largest economy shouldn’t happen without thorough public vetting in scheduled hearings. Critics also contend that ....................

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* Desert Sun:  "California is aiming for 100% clean energy. How much of it will come from Wyoming wind?"