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‘Peaker’ Gas Plants May Have Peaked After All

A new study by three California utilities is good news for solar-plus-storage developers.

An undated artist's rendering of an 8minute solar-plus-stroage project.

An undated artist's rendering of an 8minute solar-plus-stroage project.

Source: Business Wire via AP Photo

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California’s three investor-owned utilities have released the results of a study called for by the California Public Utilities Commission to assess the “effective load carrying capability” of various energy technologies—in other words, how much of a wind or solar plant’s total theoretical capacity can be counted on when the grid needs it most.