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February 24, 2024
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California Duck Curve Getting Deeper
Net Load Pushed Below Zero as Solar Power Exceeds Demand
The drop in net load in the middle of the day has increased as solar capacity in California continues to grow.
The drop in net load in the middle of the day has increased as solar capacity in California continues to grow. | CAISO/EIA
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California's duck curve deepened to new levels this spring as solar capacity increased, at times exceeding demand, the Energy Information Administration said.
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