CA: State 100% powered by renewables for first time

Source: Desert Sun

“Renewable electricity met 100% of California’s electricity demand for the first time ever on Saturday, environmentalists said, much of it from large amounts of solar power now produced along Interstate 10, an hour east of the Coachella Valley. While partygoers celebrated in the blazing sunshine at the Stagecoach music festival, energy demand statewide hit 18,672 megawatts at 2:45 p.m., and a whopping 37,172 megawatts were available to meet it. Of the demand, a whopping 101% of the power provided came from renewables, according to a continuous tracker provided by California Independent System Operator, or CAISO, a nonprofit that oversees the state’s bulk electric power system and transmission lines.” (05/02/22)