Below are statements from the CA Energy Commission. They validate the rigging of renewable energy data I wrote about in Wind energy a runaway failure, parts 2 & 3 All the words in Blue are mine
Why Data Reported Here is Not a Proxy for RPS Compliance
The information presented here is fundamentally different from what is reported for RPS
compliance. To begin, the total system power reported here refers to the annual accounting of
electricity generated within California and electricity imported into the state from Canada,
Mexico, and other regions in the US. For power plants located within California, the energy is
measured at the generating unit as reported by the power plant owner. Electricity from out-of state
energy is measured as it enters California and is received by a California balancing
authority. For most power plants, the reported energy does not account for losses through the
transmission and distribution systems. Further, unaccounted for energy losses (for example,
from short circuits, line failures, and transformer losses) prior to reaching the residential,
commercial, or industrial end-user are not accounted for here. In total, line losses can exceed 8
Source: California Energy Commission,CEC-1304 Power Plant Data Reporting
In-State Line losses can exceed 8 percent and energy losses from others states up to CA state line are likely much higher because the energy must travel much further.
It is possible that Wind energy production from out of state which everybody takes full credit for, could lose 20% or more from transmission loses alone. End Users may be paying for a certain amount of Wind energy and wind projects are taking all those generous PTC credits, but it is obvious that a high % of the actual energy getting to end uses is really from other sources. All this is like buying a pound of hamburger and finding out at least 20% of it is Goat meat.
• The RPS is calculated as a percentage of retail sales. Retail sales are typically based on
electricity delivered to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers. The
statute excludes the following electricity consumption from the calculation of retail sales:
electricity delivered to federal Department of Energy facilities, military bases, water
pumping facilities such as the Central Valley Project and the State Water Project, utility
use, electric vehicle charging, and street lighting.
Look at these huge amounts of CA energy consumption being eliminated from California's RPS Data.