Four Bay Area energy agencies on Nov. 5 issued a joint request for proposals designed to address the needs of economically and medically vulnerable residents, as well as enable the agencies to meet their resource-adequacy needs.

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California utilities were restoring power to hundreds of thousands of customer accounts Oct. 31, after another week of high winds, power outages and wildfires sent residents scrambling and led to a step-up in response efforts from state officials. Pacific Gas & Electric also disclosed it…

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Liabilities from the Kincade Fire could destabilize Pacific Gas & Electric's precarious financial condition, introduce a new group of creditors into its bankruptcy proceeding, violate its five-year criminal probation and lead to regulatory consequences, according to experts.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Teri Jackson moved closer to potentially issuing a gag order on representatives of wildfire victims and Pacific Gas & Electric in the Tubbs Fire jury trial that is scheduled to start Jan. 7. Also, a motion filed by victims' lawyers on Oct. 17 alleged th…

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A transmission line owned by Pacific Gas & Electric is being eyed as a possible cause of a devastating wildfire in Sonoma County that broke out Oct. 23, despite the utility conducting a public-safety power shut-off at the time—the latest complication in the state's effort to protect its …

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As the deadline looms to file claims in Pacific Gas & Electric's bankruptcy case, attorneys for Northern California wildfire victims are concerned that misconceptions and misinformation are preventing many survivors from submitting claims for their losses against the bankrupt utility.

The Los Angeles Fire Department is investigating a transmission tower owned and operated by Southern California Edison as the possible source of ignition of last week's Saddleridge Fire, LAFD Fire Captain Erik Scott told California Energy Markets. The fire was 68 percent contained as of Oct.…

A new law signed Oct. 12 by Gov. Gavin Newsom prohibits state agencies from allowing any gas or oil infrastructure development on state lands, a measure aimed at stymieing fossil-fuel extraction on adjoining federal lands. The bill was part of a wider package of energy bills signed by the go…

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Pacific Gas & Electric was still restoring power Oct. 11 to more than 800,000 electricity customers it shut off due to high-fire-risk conditions, increasing public rage against an already unpopular utility and bringing regular daily life to a halt across a large swath of Northern California.

A newly approved power-purchase agreement will provide Clean Power Alliance with 300 MW of wind-generated capacity that will help the community choice aggregator meet its SB 100 goals earlier and decrease customer rates.

With the approval of two new power-purchase agreements by its board, announced Sept. 27, community choice aggregator East Bay Community Energy adds 550 MW of new renewable-energy generation and roughly 137.5 MW/390 MWh of energy storage to its expanding renewables portfolio.

The California Independent System Operator is due to begin Phase 2 of its reliability coordinator services across a larger portion of the West on Nov. 1, having begun providing the service on July 1 (see CEM No. 1546).

The California Independent System Operator has proposed making permanent certain natural gas constraints it has in place in Southern California to deal with the reduced usability of the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility near Los Angeles.

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Pacific Gas & Electric's bondholders have offered to match the $11-billion settlement the utility has agreed to pay to insurance companies that hold wildfire claims against it, intensifying efforts to move forward with their own restructuring plan for the bankrupt company.

The cities of Santa Monica and Menlo Park became the latest California municipalities to pass building-electrification reach codes, while Culver City began considering options for its own ordinance.

Electric-vehicle charging stations are nearly nonexistent for people living in apartments in one of the most prosperous regions in the world—Silicon Valley—and in order to address this disparity, Silicon Valley Clean Energy plans to build about 450 new charging spots at apartments and condos…

U.S. District Judge James Donato on Sept. 10 laid out a process to determine how much money Pacific Gas & Electric owes victims of the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, one day after the investor-owned utility submitted a reorganization plan that sets aside nearly $18 billion for wildfire-related…

The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power on Sept. 10 approved power-purchase agreements that will move forward development of a sprawling new desert solar facility with up to 375 MW of solar and 1,200 MWh of energy storage in Kern County.

Higher output from hydroelectric, wind and solar resources pushed down the cost of serving wholesale load in the California Independent System Operator area by 11 percent in the second quarter, compared with the second quarter of last year, CAISO's Department of Market Monitoring said.