The California Community Choice Association elected Lori Mitchell, director of San Jose Clean Energy, as president of its 2023 board of directors. She assumes the role from Matthew Marshall, executive director of Redwood Coast Energy Authority, who was board president of the trade organizati… Read MoreQuick Bites: Energy News Roundup
California is currently scrambling to procure enough energy to meet reliability and climate goals, but a few years back, the situation was viewed very differently—people thought California had too much generation capacity. Read MoreCalifornia Went From Thinking It Had Too Much Power to Not Enough
Plummeting temperatures across the western U.S. sent natural gas prices and demand soaring week over week. Read MoreFalling Temperatures Boost Prices
State energy regulators ordered California load-serving entities to procure 4 GW of supplemental generation in addition to procurement ordered in 2021 to meet projected electricity demand and maintain reliability. Read MoreCPUC Orders 4 GW of Procurement, Recommends CAISO Transmission Megawatts
Southern California Edison received approval to issue recovery bonds of more than $772 million to fund wildfire hardening and related costs. Read MoreSCE Gets CPUC Approval to Issue $772M in Wildfire Recovery Bonds
Effectively building out new transportation-electrification infrastructure will require new ways of collaborating between the transportation and utility sectors—particularly when it comes to data and modeling, which is not really happening yet, an expert panel said. Read MoreEV Infrastructure and Utility Planning Need More Alignment, Experts Say
Higher snowpack measurements prompted the California Department of Water Resources to increase forecast State Water Project deliveries while the initial water-supply allocation for Central Valley Project users was issued. Read MoreEarly-Season Snowpack Improvements Could Boost California Water Deliveries
Building-materials manufacturing is typically a tough sector to decarbonize—a goal in California—but new, federally funded projects aim to change that by using concentrating solar-thermal power to reach the high temperatures required to produce cement. Read MoreFederal Solar-Thermal Research Aims to Clean Up Cement Manufacturing
A battery-hybrid energy storage project in Fresno went on line Feb. 15, reducing natural gas usage and emissions from an existing peaker plant and making the associated resource-adequacy attributes greener. Read MoreNew Hybrid Battery Storage Greens MCE RA Contract Attributes
Bonneville Power Administration will help fund Phase 1 development of the Southwest Power Pool's Markets+ initiative, the federal power marketing agency announced Feb. 24. Read MoreBPA Commits to Help Fund Phase 1 of SPP Markets+ Initiative
A new chapter is unfolding over a lithium-rich site in northern Nevada that is considered sacred by Native American tribes and environmentally critical by area conservation groups. The legal battle over Lithium Americas' Thacker Pass project advanced this week with filings from both groups i… Read MoreCompany Moves Ahead With Nevada Lithium Mine, but Tribes Continue Fight
A Nevada conservation group fears that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Western Solar Plan revisions will lead to changes in California's 2016 Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan and could result in large "sacrifice areas" on public land. Read MoreConservation Group: BLM Solar Plan Revisions Could Lead to 'Energy Sprawl'
Pacific Gas & Electric expects load growth of up to 3 percent by 2026, its executive team announced during a fourth-quarter earnings call on Feb. 23, noting that electric vehicles accounted for 23 percent of new-vehicle sales in the utility's territory last year. Read MorePG&E Preparing for EV Load Growth, Wants to Be 'Boring'
Southern California Edison will seek this year to recover about $2 billion in costs related to 2017 and 2018 wildfire and mudslide disasters caused by its equipment. Read MoreEdison Execs Confident in Plans to Recover Costs Related to Disaster Claims
The Department of Energy on Feb. 22 rolled out transmission planning and research projects aimed at speeding deployment of West Coast offshore wind projects. Read MoreDOE Launches West Coast Offshore Wind Push