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by Jeff St. John
September 06, 2019

Back in March, we covered the ongoing impasse over what could be a looming problem for California’s grid reliability: creating some kind of central authority to manage the state’s resource adequacy program.

It’s a tricky problem, featuring a cast of stakeholders — utilities, generators, and the community-choice aggregators that are taking on a big share of California’s future grid needs — who agree there’s a problem, but haven’t yet been able to agree on a solution.

A big subset of those stakeholders have now filed a settlement agreement with the California Public Utilities Commission that represents an important step forward in this debate, albeit one that leaves a major question unanswered.