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California Energy Markets
This Week in California Energy Markets
Updated: January 13, 2017
  • Brown Wants to Fast-Track Cap-and-Trade Legislation...
  • PG&E Cuts Hundreds of Staffers, Slims Management in Effort to Reduce Costs...
  • Sonoma Clean Power to Lower Rates in Response to Rise in PG&E Exit Charge...
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Bits and Pieces: California's Progress on ZEVs, Distributed Aggregations
Updated: December 14, 2016
John Maynard Keynes once famously argued that it would make economic sense for the government to pay a company to dig up buried U.S. Treasury bills. Today, instead of digging ditches, there's a good argument for aggressively underwriting the cost of EVs and recouping those costs through greenhouse-gas reductions and using EVs as demand response and distributed generation.
Clearing Up
This Week in Clearing Up
Updated: January 13, 2017
  • BPA Selects Four Bidders to Supply INCs, DECs for I-5 Corridor Non-Wires Pilot...
  • Oregon, Conservation Groups File for More Spill, Halt to Dam Work...
  • Energy Bills Trickling In as Washington Legislative Session Begins...
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Smart Grid Potpourri: Consumer Survey, Spokane Living Laboratory
Updated: December 14, 2016
This column spotlights two items that speak to opportunities (and some challenges) relating to smart grid. One is a consumer survey with intriguing findings on customer engagement (think smart thermostats and time-varying rates). The other is a "living laboratory" for smart cities under development in Spokane, with Avista playing a central role.
Western Price Survey
Western Weather Leaves Power Prices Static
Updated: January 13, 2017
Rain and snow made the week of Jan. 9 an eventful one across the western United States, but power prices moved little in response.

      


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