A new multi-fuel generation reserve to alleviate summer power shortages in California shows how grid connection delays and a growing bundle of supply chain challenges are costing taxpayers and hampering clean energy goals. August 8 – Earlier this summer, California Governor Gavin Newsom set out plans for a 5 GW power generation reserve to avoid power shortages during extreme weather events. The generation reserve would be backed by $5.2 billion of state funding, Newsom said, and comes after officials warned California could suffer a power shortfall of 1.7 GW during extreme heatwave conditions this summer due to delays to renewable energy projects and the impact of droughts on hydroelectric supplies. The shortfall could rise to 5 GW under extreme summer heat waves that ramp up energy demand while curbing supply, officials said. […]