18 Other scoping plan categories in the high global warming potential scoping plan sector include conditioning activities, semiconductor manufacturing and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) released from electricity transmission and distribution. Use of substitutes for ODS is by far the largest GHG-emitting high GWP category.
19 In August 2020, hundreds of thousands of Californians briefly lost power in rolling blackouts amid a heat wave, marking the first time outages were ordered in the state due to insufficient energy supplies for the first time in nearly 20 years. According to CAISO’s analysis, which extended across much of the West, this created high demand for power that exceeded planning targets. Further, resource planning targets have not kept pace with the evolving power mix, wherein demand during peak hours outpaces the supply of solar-produced power. Finally, the market had under-scheduled demand projections, and day-ahead market rules prevented it from realizing the error.
Final Root Cause Analysis: Mid-August 2020 Extreme Heat Wave. Jan. 13, 2021. http://www.caiso.com/Documents/Final-Root-Cause-Analysis-Mid-August-2020-Extreme-Heat-Wave.pdf
20 The 2022 CARB Scoping Plan can be found here: https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/ab-32-climate-change-scoping-plan/2022-scoping-plan-documents