Valley Clean Energy in Yolo County is considering a purchase of Pacific Gas & Electric's electric distribution assets, adding to the list of cities and localities exploring a similar acquisition.
A new solar power program for affordable housing began accepting customer applications on July 1 and, after one day and a knee-high stack of requests, is almost full.
The Western Energy Imbalance Market has accrued $736.26 million in benefits since its 2014 launch, according to the California Independent System Operator’s quarterly report.
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.
Six California community choice aggregators issued a joint request for proposals seeking technical consulting services for creation of their next integrated resource plans.
Arizona Public Service plans to add a combined 400 MW of solar and wind resources to bring its renewable-energy portfolio to 2.5 GW by 2022.
Pacific Gas & Electric will make an initial contribution of $4.8 billion to California’s new wildfire fund, the company said July 25.
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.
The East Bay Community Energy board of directors on July 17 approved three more contracts totaling 112 MW of solar and 7.5 MW of battery storage.
The California Legislature on July 11 failed to pass a bill that would have allowed a state agency to act as a backstop and procure a certain amount of power to meet the state’s integrated resource planning, resource adequacy, and renewables portfolio standard goals.
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.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 2 approved new tariffs to keep inverter-based generators connected to the grid more often in the California Independent System Operator’s territory.
The California Public Utilities Commission on July 1 implemented a solar incentive program that will provide up to $100 million per year to low-income multifamily housing properties across the state.
Pacific Gas & Electric said its patrols found five instances of wind-related issues during a de-energization event that it conducted June 8 and 9, including damage to PG&E service drops and a branch in contact with a power line that it had de-energized.
The public scoping process has opened for the Walker Ridge Wind Project, under development in Lake and Colusa counties, according to the Bureau of Land Management Ukiah Field Office.
Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric on June 17 filed with the California Public Utilities Commission electric reliability reports for a new $56 million electrification program in the San Joaquin Valley.
The California Public Utilities Commission is taking a strong look at resource adequacy planning, launching a “procurement track” to examine which resources are necessary for maintaining system reliability and facilitate integration of renewables.