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'Tis (Not) the Season for Batteries

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Congestion between SP15 and NP15 continues to plague CAISO this month with SP15 heavy load prices regularly settling in the single digits. This means SP15 batteries are charging when real-time prices are as low as -$50/MWh. NP15 batteries, on the other hand, are seeing much less of a spread between midday charging prices and evening discharge prices.

Figure 1 | Price Responsiveness - Battery Operations and RTM Prices (2/28 - 3/6)

In this published content, titled 'More Good News for SP15 Batteries', we explore how both NP15 and SP15 batteries have fared so far in March 2024.

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