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State energy regulators approved a new community solar program proposed by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District that environmentalists and residential solar developers strongly opposed as a slippery slope that will lead to more requests for exemptions from the rooftop-solar mandate.

EDF Renewables North America on Feb. 19 cut the ribbon on a comprehensive microgrid system at its San Diego headquarters. It includes a 209-kW-peak solar carport, a 182-kWp solar rooftop system, a 280-kW/538-kWh battery storage system, and 43 electric-vehicle charging stations. The company c… Read More

California's retail electricity rates are high. However, some argue it's not about rates but the bills that electricity customers pay, and the Golden State isn't doing so bad in that department. Coloring the conversation is the fact that energy-efficiency measures, weather, usage and income … Read More

State energy regulators approved a new community solar program proposed by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District that environmentalists and residential solar developers strongly opposed as a slippery slope that will lead to more requests for exemptions from the rooftop-solar mandate. Read More

The California Public Utilities Commission on Feb. 3 opened its new biomethane incentive reservation system, which makes roughly $32 million in incentive funding available for biomethane interconnection projects in the state until the funds are depleted or until Dec. 31, 2026, whichever come… Read More

California Independent System Operator CEO Steve Berberich is retiring after nearly a decade in the position, CAISO said in a Feb. 19 news release. The CAISO Board of Governors has begun a nationwide search for his successor. Read More

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said former Pacific Gas & Electric lawyer and U.S. Army Colonel John Busterud was named regional administrator for Region 9, which covers California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, U.S. territories in the Pacific Ocean, and 148 federally recognized tribes. Read More