The California ISO provides open and non-discriminatory access to the bulk of the state’s wholesale transmission grid, supported by a competitive energy market and comprehensive infrastructure planning efforts. Power demand is primarily supplied by natural gas, with hydro and solar supplying the majority of renewable generation. Due to strong solar resources and generous incentives, PV capacity experienced an exceptional rise since 2010, increasing from ~100 MW to more than 8.5 GW in 2016.
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