Kalifornien und Deutschland: Energiepolitische Zusammenarbeit mit den Nachbarstaaten im Stromsektor

Kalifornien und Deutschland Energiepolitische Zusammenarbeit mit den Nachbarstaaten im Stromsektor - adelphi/RAP
Jahn, Andreas und Raffaele Piria 2017: Kalifornien und Deutschland: Energiepolitische Zusammenarbeit mit den Nachbarstaaten im Stromsektor. Berlin: adelphi/RAP.

Translated title: California and Germany: energy policy cooperation with neighbouring states in the electricity sector

California has ambitious climate and energy targets, especially in comparison to other western states. Today, about 30% of electricity generation in California is covered by renewable energy and should reach about 50% by 2030. As a result, California faces the same challenges as Germany: ensuring a secure and cost-optimised integration while the electricity system is being drastically transformed by the steady growth of electricity generation from fluctuating sources and the associated relocation of production sites.
 
This report examines the cooperation between California and its neighbours regarding the integration of renewable energies. First, the electricity systems and governance in California and its neighbouring states as well as their physical connections through electricity networks are described. Subsequently, the previous market integration as well as the energy imbalance market initiated by CAISO are analysed. Possible obstacles to further deepen cooperation are also addressed.

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