Two temporary mobile generators are now online in Roseville, Calif., following six weeks of construction at Roseville Energy Park, public power utility Roseville Electric recently reported.
The two generators were deployed by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) following an emergency proclamation by Governor Gavin Newsom in July.
Each unit can produce up to 30 megawatts. The units run on natural gas but can run on a blend of up to 75 percent hydrogen.
The generators would be deployed under emergency conditions determined by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) under a contingency plan developed in coordination with the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission.
In order to raise awareness in the communities surrounding these generators, CAISO has posted a document outlining an order from the U.S. Department of Energy as well as the circumstances under which the CAISO can activate the units.