WRCB Sets March Hearing On Extending Natural Gas Plants For Reliability

January 19, 2023
The California water board at a March hearing is scheduled to consider public input on a proposal to again amend its once-through-cooling (OTC) policy to allow several coastal natural gas-fired power plants to continue operating for several additional years to preserve the reliability of the state’s electricity grid. “Recent events have resulted in the need to consider extending OTC power plant compliance dates to address both system and local reliability,” states a Jan. 4 notice from the Water Resources Control...

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