GTM Interchange Podcast November 12, 2020

In August, California’s grid operators shut off power for millions of residents during an historic heat wave.

The blackouts caused confusion and outrage in the state. People were looking for someone to blame: an agency, a utility, or a technology like renewables.

We now know what happened. The cause was detailed in a lengthy, multi-agency investigation. It was a unique combination of factors, including a lack of preparation for extreme events. So will this hurt California’s decarbonization efforts?

In this episode, Advanced Energy Economy Managing Director Amisha Rai and Wärtsilä Director of Growth and Development for the Americas offer their expertise to explain the scenarios that could accelerate decarbonization regardless of extreme weather.


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