California passes bill to fight duck curve with non-carbon resources

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 338 into law. The bill seeks to change the current practice of meeting much of the late-day peaks with gas-fired peaking power plants. Instead, according to a recent Utility Dive article, SB 338 will "compel utilities to evaluate how storage, energy efficiency and distributed energy resources can meet peak power needs 'while reducing the need for new electricity generation and new transmission in achieving the state’s energy goals.'"

 

You can read more about the bill here