The Department of Water Resources has deployed four temporary power generator units like these, at two sites in Northern California: two here in Roseville and two in Yuba City. With a potential to place 120 Megawatts to the grid in minutes, it can potentially avoiding rolling outages. These units are part of a broader effort to safeguard our state’s energy grid in the face of climate-induced drought, wildfires and extreme heatwaves. This collaborative project includes the Department of Water Resources ,the California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) links both these power units which have been placed next to the existing Roseville power plant in Placer County, so their electricity and two other units in Yuba City can feed directly to the California electricity grid. Photo taken July 27, 2022.
Florence Low / California Department of Water Resources