California Update for Thursday, May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

The control room in Folsom, California for the state's power grid manager, the California Independent System Operator. The room includes an 80-foot wide system of monitors.
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• The agency that manages California's energy grid says electricity supplies will be tight this summer.

Luminalt solar installers Pam Quan (left) and Walter Morales (right) install solar panels on a roof in San Francisco on Wednesday. The California Energy Commission approved a regulation that would require all new homes in the state to have solar panels.
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• The California Energy Commission unanimously voted Wednesday to require new homes to either have solar panels on them or to be part of a cluster of homes powered by solar.

Today's reporting by Steve Milne and Ezra David Romero.