What’s really behind the blackouts that rolled across California this past August? The Alliance has been pleased to work with attorney and former CPUC President Loretta Lynch as she applies insights from California’s Great Energy Crisis of 2001 to her analysis of the rolling blackouts of 2020. Has CAISO really learned anything about protecting Californians from predatory “deregulated markets”?
A preliminary reference list is below. Watch this space for further developments.
- “Preliminary Root Cause Analysis: Mid-August 2020 Heat Storm” — October 6, 2020
- Slides from Loretta’s Alliance Statewide calls September 24 and October 22;
- Alliance handouts (pending) — to help members explain key points to their elected officials and particularly to the boards of their Community Choice agencies.
- Background references from others: a) What is the California ISO and why were there no outages in Sacramento?” b) The Energy Gang August 20, 2020 – podcast “What Really Caused California‘s Blackouts?”