PG, California, CCA discussed on The Energy Gang

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One last anecdote. Is that California has eight major biomass burning facilities that have all been shut down or are bankrupt today because they cannot get access to any of this would that PG says, half to cast get cut down to make the the, the power line safer. Right. And so one thing peach, and he could do is actually sign a goddamn contract with one of these biomass facilities to actually burn the, the wood in those facilities right in this includes pine beetle kill. There's lots of places where PG has been dysfunctional in its ability to solve this problem. We're not to be cynical about this. But what's the economic opportunity? You know, we, we, we talked about this, at the end of last week's show when you all were discussing the micro grid knowledge conference. But even since then we've seen more clarity on PG unease planned outages, or it's, it's, it's potential outages. We now have more clarity on the origin of the campfire. So what does this do to accelerate the urgency for micro grids for critical facilities, and now for distributed resources for residential customers who may see significant outages in the coming year or years? Well, I think that the municipalities are going to have a lot to say about this. And so we need to look at the communities and where they wanna go, and what they need and try to focus on those when you look at San Francisco wanting to me, nipple municipal is and, and it may not be full independence. You know it because you know the PG. He is going to gouge them for the price. So it may be just partial, so that they can have some, some independence, so they can then have new authorization for some more strategic investment in clean energy. But they say that on their, their initial report that this would make it much easier to get to their hundred percents. Co two goal neutral goal that it would provide rate stability, more transparency that they could use the existing workforce, which would be union jobs, and that it would make literacy, more affordable safe, reliable and equitable. The one thing I would say, is that, you know, Tom Hoff, slow that guy of help start clean power research back in two thousand and two two thousand three did a series of reports with Christy Harrogate, the national renewable energy laboratory looking at this question of what it's worth to the utility to provide much more reliable power by SIC code rights. So these are industry codes and the reason it matters is because these power outages will reduce government revenue right? I mean, there are taxable sort of, you know, work being done by many of these locations, which will be round out, and they will make less money and pay less in taxes. Right. And so he looked at this study around, whether it was in the government's best interest to actually put in more resilient infrastructure back in two thousand and two thousand three using solar and storage and lots of other technologies so that the government could make sure it was getting its tax revenue. And I think you'll see a huge resurgence of that research and it'll be practically applied probably by a lot of the CCA's as well. Next dig down even deeper. Right. Son run a few years ago, had a couple hundred of its solar plus storage, bright box systems. Now. It has many thousands in California. Is it going to go to ten?.

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