Utility planners depend on an accurate estimate of normal weather to forecast resource needs and costs. But as the climate changes, so must the definition of ‘normal.’
Will Calpine's "Plan B" Restructuring Work?
The resource overbuild in the West complicates the company’s efforts.
Alberta and 1,500-MW Mohave Station assumed to be on cold standby, but not counted toward WECC reserve margin. Also, Global Energy refined the dependable capacity ratings of various units in the WECC, which resulted in lower total capacity relative to the fall 2005 forecast.