Published on 08/13/2018
Capitol Weekly | August 13, 2018
By F. Noel Perry
The clean energy revolution is here, now, and California is a trailblazer of its success. Solar and wind power, electric vehicle use, rooftop photovoltaics, and community choice aggregation are all on the rise in California.
The traditional centralized, fossil-fuel power plants are now competing with renewable and distributed energy sources, forcing the industry and regulators to adapt, and upending close to one hundred years of power generation and distribution.
The critical question now is what impact this will have on the grid that keeps power flowing to every corner of our state, and how policymakers can balance the multitude of details required to maximize the promise of these technologies to the benefit of all stakeholders.