Finding the balance to ensure California reaches its renewable energy targets

By: Risto Paldanius, Vice President, Americas at Wärtsilä In 2020, Wärtsilä’s state-of-the-art power-system modeling revealed that California can reach its renewable energy and emissions targets faster than planned while saving ratepayers billions of dollars. Now, two years later, that projection is coming to fruition with recent developments in the Golden State.  According to the California

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