Curtailments and energy imbalances can be costly for any generator, whether you are a new market entrant, such as solar PV, or an industry veteran, such as hydro. Generators used to be able to set it and forget it when it comes to scheduling and operations. There may have been a rare occurrence when the CAISO instructed your generator to curtail through an exceptional dispatch. And the occasional forced outage was inevitable, but nothing to fret over. However, more recently, generators are experiencing frequent instances of curtailment, and greater imbalance uncertainty due to the more intermittent profile of the generation fleet and higher market price volatility.
If you are concerned with increased curtailments and imbalance charges, we can help. At GridSME, we work with our clients to make sense of the markets and identify effective ways to mitigate the risks. Our team can provide both short-term and long-term solutions. Let us know if we can be of service to you.
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