The Buzz

18 Oct 2018

The California Independent System Operator’s vision of the grid at its annual stakeholder symposium in Sacramento is far sighted, imagining a wholly remade energy system based on renewable power.

A skeletal Federal Energy Regulatory Commission okays partial cyber security rules, as the chair remains sidelined by cancer complications.

State utility regulators levy penalties on the two biggest electrical utilities in California for safety violations that caused injuries.

Many question the cost-effectiveness and need for Pacific Gas & Electric’s energy storage deals for battery banks in the Moss Landing/South Bay area.

After action on exit fees for community choice aggregators, expansion of direct access may pose a bigger risk to the future of community energy this week’s Juice column finds.

Energy service providers providing direct access are missing the mark when it comes to the state’s renewable portfolio standard. Some don’t even come close.

Heat pumps will be needed to meet California’s greenhouse gas goals, says a new report, and they will save consumers money too.

California electric utilities turn off power to communities to prevent their lines from sparking wildfires as high winds whip the state.

The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power looks forward to a growing amount of geothermal power from Nevada, with one project due to come online at the end of this year.

—The Editors

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