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Attorneys for Pacific Gas & Electric protested a motion by the California Public Utilities Commission ratepayer advocate to consider alternatives to the utility in Northern California, saying in a July 12 filing that the proposal could jeopardize its reorganization process. Read More

Frank Wolak, director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development at Stanford University, joined Paul Dockery of Clatskanie PUD for the third installation of our "Electric Market Enthusiasm" series. The conversation uses his work on "Long-Term Resource Adequacy in Wholesale Electricity Markets with Significant Intermittent Renewables" and the Energy Market Game to discuss export curtailment, the reliability externality and electric market design elements. Read more

The recent passage of sweeping new utility wildfire liability legislation—which some say favors shareholders over ratepayers—marks the first time that ratepayer dollars have been specifically allotted to pay for future wildfires, guaranteeing that retail rates will rise, panelists at an indu… Read More

Southern California Edison said July 15 it intends to resume spent nuclear fuel transfer operations at the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, following “rigorous regulatory, internal and third-party readiness and operational reviews.” Read More

The impact of expanding renewable-energy development in the Southwest is changing laws, regulatory policy and the economy in many states. But building the transmission infrastructure needed to deliver wind and solar power generated in rural parts of the region to its load centers and to Cali… Read More

Renewable-energy production in New Mexico is experiencing a “boom,” according to the New Mexico State Land Office, which recently announced the awarding of a bid for state land to a wind developer. Read More

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and utility trade groups went to court to challenge the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order No. 841 that cleared the way for energy storage resources to buy and sell energy, capacity and ancillary services in organized who… Read More