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The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, reacting to a lawsuit filed against the utility by the federal government, says it does not believe it caused the Creek Fire that occurred in December 2017. The government's lawsuit against LADWP alleges its equipment caused the fire and that …

Certain system performance data issued by the California Independent System Operator has been inaccurate since late September, with no clear indication of when or whether it will be available again.

Oakland International Airport officials on Nov. 27 were investigating the cause of a power outage that affected terminal and flight operations the prior evening, as Thanksgiving holiday travel began in earnest. Power to the terminal was fully restored at about 10 p.m. Nov. 26 and operations …

Pacific Gas & Electric on Nov. 21 had restored power to "essentially all" of about 50,000 customer accounts it had de-energized the previous day due to high-fire-risk conditions, after the utility dramatically scaled back the scope of the outage.

The California Energy Commission is funding a new program to speed the commercialization of clean-energy technologies. The California Test Bed initiative is designed to reduce the stumbling blocks of time, cost and bureaucracy most entrepreneurs face when trying to bring breakthrough concept…

Southern California Edison reached agreements with 23 public entities to settle claims arising from three disasters in 2017 and 2018. The utility on Nov. 13 said the parties, which include cities, counties and special districts, reached the settlements in principle totaling $360 million afte…

Southern California Gas Co., the Retirement Housing Foundation and the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power said they have completed a two-year, $1-million energy-efficiency project at Angelus Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. The efficiency upgrades are estimated to save more than $150,…

The Arizona Corporation Commission at a Nov. 6 meeting approved Arizona Public Service's application for a certificate of environmental compatibility authorizing a new, 1.45-mile, 230-kV transmission line to serve data-center projects underway in the town of Goodyear, west of Phoenix [L-0000…

The Arizona Corporation Commission at a brief meeting Oct. 22 approved a certificate of environmental compatibility for a 12-mile, 345-kV gen-tie line, two new substations and one new switching station in Northern Arizona [L-21080A-19-0171-00182]. The facilities are intended to connect a pla…

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 7 declined to hear San Diego Gas & Electric's appeal of prior rulings that prevented it from collecting from its customers $379 million resulting from wildfires that occurred in 2007.

Pacific Gas & Electric could be nearing a settlement with state safety officials on its role in sparking multiple wildfires that were part of the October 2017 North Bay fire siege, according to filings at the California Public Utilities Commission.

The U.S. Trustee overseeing PG&E's bankruptcy proceeding is raising concerns about exorbitant fees charged by attorneys representing various parties in the reorganization process.

The City of San Jose is the latest municipality in California to pass building-electrification reach codes designed to transition from natural gas to all-electric buildings.

East Bay Community Energy on Sept. 18 greenlighted two solar and storage power-purchase agreements for projects in Kern County that are scheduled to come on line in December 2022.

Public Service Company of New Mexico made modeling errors in one of the replacement resource plan scenarios it submitted to regulators as part of its July 1 application for abandonment of the San Juan Generating Station, the utility said Sept. 12.

Southern California Edison is offering to sell renewable-energy credits produced by its Biofuel Renewable Auction Mechanism facilities, which are electricity generation facilities that use California's dead and dying trees to make power.

San Diego Gas & Electric on Aug. 8 presented its updated wildfire-prevention model to the California Energy Commission, saying the model will focus on artificial intelligence and big data in order to mitigate wildfire risk during periods of high fire danger.

More long-term power-purchase agreements are being signed by California community choice aggregators, with roughly 600 MW in contracts signed in June alone, according to the California Community Choice Association’s latest report, released July 22.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission upheld its previous granting of an incentive adder to Pacific Gas & Electric for being a member of an independent system operator, again rejecting a challenge by California energy regulators.

Gov. Gavin Newsom on July 11 moved to dismiss the overseer of the state’s oil and gas industry, after reports that the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources head was subject to conflicts of interest.

The California Independent System Operator on July 1 launched its new reliability coordinator service, RC West, becoming the official reliability coordinator for 16 balancing authorities and transmission operators in California and Mexico.