Un Pato Clásico (A Classic Duck Curve)


CAISO wholesale prices in the Central Valley this week, reflecting actual net demand, are showing the classic duck curve pattern that we have been talking about for a decade. Polaris will dispatch dozens of large irrigation pumps tomorrow to help shave the peak but it does beg the question why we are so slow to implement the policies and technologies to change rather than complain about it. A small minority of customers responding to dynamic price signals can decarbonize, reduce cost and make the grid more reliable for all customers. #transactiveenergy