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.
Further publications in the series
- Overview of energy policy and energy economy in Texas (in German only) (February 2018)
- The debate on the Grid Resiliency Pricing Rule - Electricity market policy under President Trump (in German only) (January 2018)
- Overview of energy policy and energy economy in California (in German only) (September 2017)
- Overview of the energy policy of Canada (in German only) (June 2017)
- Overview of Australia's energy policy (in German only) (March 2017)
- Power Cuts in South Australia 2016 and 2017 (in German only) (February 2017)
- Overview of the energy efficiency policy in the US (in German only) (December 2016)
- Overview of the US electricity markets (in German only) (November 2016)