How Los Angeles could create the largest “virtual power plant” in the U.S.

By linking homes equipped with solar panels and batteries together, into one system, Los Angeles could create the largest “virtual power plant” with the capability of retiring coal fired plants


According to a new analytic report by Sunrun, energy from rooftop solar panels and batteries can replace retiring gas-fired power plants in the city of Los Angeles.

Speaking at the BNEF Summit in New York City—back in March, SanFrancisco based Sunrun’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lynn Jurich, called upon energy industry leaders to take bold action to rapidly decarbonize the electric system.

“Our current energy system was built more than 100 years ago and was not designed for today's energy consumers, technology or climate,” said Lynn Jurich.

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