“The California Independent System Operator’s 2016 fourth quarter report on operations of the Energy Imbalance Market finds that the integrated market helped put more than 23,000 MWh of surplus renewable energy to use to displace fossil fuels — and over 10,000 metric tons of carbon pollution. Utility Dive and Platts report that CAISO is still not able to put all surplus energy to use, however, curtailing about 60,000 MWh in February and about 80,000 MWh in March, up from about 21,000 MWh and 47,000 MWh a year earlier.
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