Hydropower Decline Adds Strain to Power Grids in Drought – October 2021

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Energy Institute Faculty Director, Severin Borenstein discusses on Fox40 News what the decrease in hydropower production could mean for alternate energy sources.

“’Hydro is a big part of the plan for making the whole system work together’,” said Severin Borenstein, a renewable energy expert at the University of California, Berkeley and board member of the California Independent System Operator, which manages the state’s electric grid…Borenstein noted that hydropower is important as the state works to build out its electricity storage options, including by installing batteries that can dispatch energy when it is needed.”

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