cal iso http://kvpr.org en California Assesses its Future Energy Supplies, Without San Onofre http://kvpr.org/post/california-assesses-its-future-energy-supplies-without-san-onofre <p>California lawmakers want to know how the state is going to make up for the loss of a major electricity source. As Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, a State Senate committee will hold a hearing on the issue Wednesday.</p><p>The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station was the largest source of electricity for Southern California. But the plant is permanently closing after a series of maintenance and safety problems.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 01:00:35 +0000 Katie Orr 18061 at http://kvpr.org California Assesses its Future Energy Supplies, Without San Onofre Solar Sets Records for Power Production in California http://kvpr.org/post/solar-sets-records-power-production-california The operator of California’s power grid says a single-day record amount of energy was harvested from the sun not once, but twice in the past month.   The California Independent System Operator (Cal ISO)  reports solar production exceeded the one-gigawatt plateau twice in August.  Stephanie McCorkle with Cal ISO says higher production coincides with decreasing costs. “It’s just like with any of these breakthrough technologies, whether it’s cell phones or, in fact, I can remember when calculators came down in the cost the more they were produced and sold. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:52:48 +0000 Bob Moffitt 3509 at http://kvpr.org