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ERCOT's Hazy Horizon?

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California has become accustomed to renewable curtailments on its grid now that the solar volume is robust for both behind the meter and utility-scaled facilities.  When you throw in the fact that the marginal cost of congestion (MCC) is displaying massive S to N numbers during the midday, it only means one thing going forward:  more curtailments coming (another MCC acronym). 

Figure 1 | CAISO Day-Ahead Marginal Cost of Congestion - Hourly

The special report dives into the key drivers around the grid's curtailment performance year-to-date and what it might tell us as we move closer to the end of Q1 and get ready for Q2-2024.