Chicken Little and the "Crisis" of Grid Reliability

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The Wall Street Journal published an alarmist piece yesterday  depicting California’s electrical grid as the victim of a ‘looming crisis’ brought on by the state’s ‘growing reliance’ on wind and solar. While the success of wind and solar certainly raises new issues in terms of how to plan and operate the future electrical grid, the article overstated the severity of the problem California currently faces. Worse it sensationalized an issue in a way that offers little real insight into the challenges or potential solutions.

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