The California Independent System Operator released its flexible-capacity needs assessment for 2021, saying that its needs are affected by actual net load and three-hour ramps that are about four years ahead of the ISO's original estimates due to increasing rooftop solar. Read More

The California Independent System Operator updated its schedule for development of its enhanced and extended day-ahead market initiatives, saying "new work conditions necessitate additional time for policy development and for stakeholders to provide feedback." Read More

Pacific Gas & Electric on March 31 finalized the sale of its Narrows Hydroelectric Project to the Yuba County Water Agency. The 12-MW facility on the Yuba River in Nevada County is licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission through 2026 [P-1404]. The $507,500 sale also includes… Read More

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a Colorado-based wholesale power provider with 43 electric distribution cooperative members across four states, on April 9 approved a new partial-requirements contract option that could allow greater flexibility for its members to self-suppl… Read More

Two environmental and consumer advocacy groups, on April 10 filed an appeal with the New Mexico Supreme Court over the application of the state's Energy Transition Act in a final order issued April 1 by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. The landmark bill, SB 489, sets a target of … Read More

Former Vice President Joe Biden's emergence as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has set up a fall contest with President Donald Trump in which U.S. voters will have a clear choice between two sharply different energy and climate policy platforms. Read More