2019 Power Figures Show California Relies On Neighbors To Keep The Lights On

The California Energy Commission (CEC) recently issued its 2019 power generation statistics showing that California used less power in 2019. The figures show overall demand dropped by nearly 3 percent in 2019 as compared to 2018. With the 2020 pandemic, California is expected to continue using less despite some recent extreme heat events.  The 2019 statistics also provide warning signs for California’s future. California reduced its dependency on conventional power compared to 2018 with coal power down 12.7%, natural gas down 4.6%, and nuclear power down 3.5%. To make up for the difference in power, large hydropower was up nearly [...]

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