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This Week in California Energy Markets
Updated: March 23, 2018
  • CPUC Orders Utilities to Continue With BioMAT Program...
  • CAISO Board Moves to Limit Congestion Revenue Rights, Provide Gas Bid Flexibility...
  • PG&E Pushes Back Against Inverse Condemnation Policy...
California's Battery Market: What's in Store?
Updated: March 14, 2018
Electric power is unique: For the most part, it remains the only energy commodity that we consume in real time. The immense current cost of battery technology partly explains this trend. Investors, meanwhile, require reassurances over the technology's bankability before it becomes a viable option. However, this may soon change.
Clearing Up
This Week in Clearing Up
Updated: March 23, 2018
  • Spring Spill Issue Now in Hands of 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • Avista Merger Settlement in Washington May Help Set Stage for Colstrip Closure...
  • PacifiCorp RFP Not Fair, Transparent or Competitive, OPUC Staff Says...
RMI Offers Framework for Considering Utility Future
Updated: March 14, 2018
A new report from Rocky Mountain Institute takes on a big energy issue—the future utility structure—and provides a valuable framework for considering it, under the premise that utilities need to modernize, based on new economic and policy objectives. From this arises a "fundamental question" about the appropriate scope of utility functions in the emerging environment.
Western Price Survey
Recent Storms Bolster California Runoff, Snowpack
Updated: March 23, 2018
Some river runoff levels in California's Sierra Nevada are near average levels, thanks to early March storms that also increased the state's snowpack.


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