CA Still Needs Plenty Of Juice From Other States To Keep The Lights On

California’s insistence on going green is leaving the state totally dependent on other states for  electricity..

 

Overnight Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, California was importing 22% of its electricity from other states, and the source of how that electricity is generated is not known.

 

Only 23% of California’s electricity was being generated from renewable sources in the state, and most of that was from wind.  Geothermal, biomass, biogas and small hydro plants were contributing trace amounts.

 

The state was getting no generation from solar because the sun was not shining during the overnight hours.

 

Battery storage of solar energy collected Tuesday afternoon, was generating under 2% of California’s electricity at 5:30  a-m Wednesday morning .

 

California was using dirty fossil fuels, natural gas, to generate one-third of its electricity overnight, 33%.

 

Large Hydro projects were generating 11% and nuclear was generating 9%.

 

Geothermal, biomass, biogas and small hydro plants were contributing trace amounts.

 

 

High voltage electrical towers with a rustic sunset in the background.

Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR