The development to support clean energy was the plan for the next decade, in accordance with the approved plan of $7.3 billion for 45 new transmission lines. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), according to the Times of San Diego, stated that the new lines will connect more than 40 gigawatts of new generation resources.

The CAISO added that the majority of the transmission projects will be built in California, with a few also being built in nearby Arizona. The state's grid will be able to add more than 17 gigawatts of solar, 8 gigawatts of wind, 1 gigawatt of geothermal energy, as well as various battery storage projects, thanks to the CAISO's 2022–2023 Transmission Plan. Through the transmission, it will help the state achieve its goal of a carbon-free power system by 2045. The plan identifies extra resource and transmission capacity linked to designated geographic zones that are most advantageous from an economic and operational standpoint for such development. In turn, the CPUC will then give load-serving entities clear instructions on how to concentrate their energy procurement in those crucial transmission zones in line with the transmission plan. In addition, there is a power supply in the United States. According to the North American Electric Reliability Corp., the West is vulnerable to extreme heat because it relies on regional energy transfers to meet demand during peak periods or when solar output is reduced.

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Authored by : Nicole Anne Manzo 

Nicole Anne Manzo

Nicole Anne Manzo is an Online Journalism intern of PS Media Enterprise. She is currently a 4th-year BA Communication student at the San Pablo Colleges, San Pablo City,Laguna.

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