California Expects Power Supply Shortfall to Worsen in 2022

Source: By Naureen S Malik, Bloomberg • Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2021

Even with a battery boom underway in California, the state predicts a power supply shortfall may worsen next year in extreme weather conditions like the heat waves and drought seen this summer.

The California Energy Commission’s summer reliability assessment for 2022 shows there may be up to a 5-gigawatt shortfall on the grid, Marybel Batjer, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, said in a filing Tuesday. That’s electricity needed to power about 3.75 million homes.