Reason for submission: Ex parte letter to the CPUC rejecting costly and ineffective refurbishment proposals for the Ellwood Peaker Plant in Santa Barbara County, California
This filing represents the Clean Coalition’s ex parte letter to California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) commissioners in support of the proposed decision rejecting the Ellwood Peaker Plant refurbishment project in Santa Barbara County, California. The Ellwood Peaker Plant fails to be the best solution to suggested energy resiliency standards. Grid resilience is becoming increasingly critical to California as climate change impacts magnify storm and wildfire impacts to the grid. Ellwood fails to meet grid resilience needs, let alone represent the best, most reliable, or cost-effective technology to meet any such need.