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[CEM 1414 / December 2, 2016]

LADWP Launches Free Community Solar for Low-Income Customers

The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power is moving ahead with a $12.9 million community-solar pilot program that aims to address solar-access disparity in the public utility’s service territory. The program will provide for the installation of up to 400 solar systems totaling about 1 MW on single-family homes in Los Angeles, at no cost to the homeowners.

Solana Beach Lines Up Services for Launch of CCA Program

The City of Solana Beach is poised to secure consultant services for the launch of a community choice aggregation program, potentially the first in San Diego Gas & Electric’s service territory, with the goal of achieving a greener energy portfolio, competitive rates, and local control. Meanwhile, SDG&E parent company Sempra Energy has formed a new marketing group to engage with jurisdictions on CCA.

CAISO Leans on BPA, Seattle City Light for Frequency Response

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As renewable energy flocks to the grid, the California Independent System Operator has looked outside its area to meet its frequency-response obligations. It recently asked FERC to approve more than $3 million in contracts for frequency response with the Bonneville Power Administration and Seattle City Light.

Also In California Energy Markets This Week . . .

  • Southwest: Caesars Casino Group Mulls Open Access
  • Potomac: Time Grows Short on Compromise Energy Bill
  • Ormat and SCPPA Sign Geothermal Power-Purchase Deal
  • Alameda County Cities Agree to Participate in CCA

       ...And Much More!

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