FAIL: Ivanpah solar power plant not producing enough electricity, maybe closed!

A federally backed, $2.2 billion solar project in the California desert isn’t producing the electricity it is contractually required to deliver to PG&E Corp., which says the solar plant may be forced to shut down if it doesn’t receive a break Thursday from state regulators.

Governor Brown Call Your Office – You good intentions are failing, the road to California’s green hell in getting longer with ever passing sunrise.

Market Watch: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/could-californias-massive-ivanpah-solar-power-plant-be-forced-to-go-dark-2016

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Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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2 Responses to FAIL: Ivanpah solar power plant not producing enough electricity, maybe closed!

  1. Stu says:

    Just drove past it yesterday – didn’t stop to see if there were any “streamers” this time
    http://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/green-tech/solar/ivanpah-solar-plant-turns-birds-into-smoke-streamers

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  2. stevefrisch says:

    Here is the Press Enterprise story on Ivanpah. The plant is producing 624,000 MWh of power at the beginning of its second year of operation, about 2/3 of its goal, using a completely new technology.

    http://www.pe.com/articles/plant-797333-ivanpah-solar.html

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