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1 Sep

Sept. 5: Labor Day. Federal holiday.   Sept. 6: Workshop on microgrids. CEC staff, in collaboration with the CPUC and CAISO will conduct a workshop to learn about California customers’ microgrid implementation strategies and challenges. More information. Time: 10 a.m. Place: Secretary of State Building, 1500 11th St., Auditorium, Sacramento.   Sept. 14: Monthly California […]

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25 Aug

Aug. 29: The California Energy Commission workshop to review efforts to ensure electricity reliability in Southern California after the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, and impending retirement of several fossil generating units using once-through cooling technologies. (more…)

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18 Aug

Aug. 23: A Demand Response Auction Mechanism meeting. Discussion includes development of a proposal for auction elements, including a standard pro forma contract, for DRAM deliveries beginning Jan. 1, 2018. More information. (more…)

LADWP, Energy Commission Meet on Renewable Standards for Biomethane

28 Jul

Behind closed doors, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power this week argued that the California Energy Commission should reconsider its rejection of muni Renewable Portfolio Standard applications. At issue is how the commission should treat biomethane under the standard. (more…)

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28 Jul

Aug. 2: LADWP Board of Water and Power Commission meeting. Agenda to be publicly available 72 hours prior to meeting. More information. Time: 11 a.m. Place: City of LA Dept. of Water & Power, Room 1555-H, 111 North Hope Street, Los Angeles. (more…)

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21 Jul

July 26: Joint state agency workshop on the proposed regionalization of the Independent System Operator. Topics include development of a proposed governance structure and studies on the environmental and economic impacts of a regional grid operator. More information. (more…)

CEC Okays Palmdale Project Construction Extension

14 Jul

Up against an Aug. 10 deadline to begin construction, the developer of a hybrid power project was granted some breathing room by the California Energy Commission this week. The commission also issued about $8 million in grants during the July 13 meeting. (more…)

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14 Jul

July 19: Sempra Energy’s second quarter earnings and call with analysts. Time: 1:30 Eastern time Where: live webcast at www.sempra.com. (more…)

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7 Jul

July 11: Joint agency workshop on analytical data, tools and approaches that could help establish energy efficiency targets, evaluate energy savings and integrate data into the periodic energy demand forecast. Details and attendance instructions. (more…)

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30 Jun

July 4: Independence Day – federal holiday. (more…)

Energy Agencies Deliberate Climate Change Preparation

23 Jun

California energy agencies need to pay more attention to climate change, putting it on par with energy planning and generation facility permitting, state and federal officials agreed at a June 21 workshop at the California Energy Commission. (more…)

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23 Jun

June 27: CA Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities & Communications meeting. Measures to be heard include AB 2454, regarding energy procurement plans; and AB 2868, re: energy storage systems. Full agenda. (more…)

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16 Jun

June 20: Regional grid operator and governance workshop. The second of two workshops led by the CEC and governor’s office regarding considerations for the development of a governance structure for a regional grid operator. More information. (more…)

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9 Jun

June 13: California Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities & Communications meeting. Measures to be heard include AB 2570, regarding the inspection and audit of California Public Utilities Commission books and records. Full agenda. Time: 9:30 am. Place: State Capitol, 1315 10th St., Room 131, Sacramento. (more…)

The Week Ahead

2 Jun

Several California agencies will hold a two-day conference June 6 and 7 to discuss methane leaks from the natural gas supply system. The meeting by the California Air Resources Board, California Energy Commission, and California Public Utilities Commission is aimed at identifying steps needed to reduce emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas with up […]

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2 Jun

June 6-7: Joint agency symposium: California’s Natural Gas System: Challenges and Solutions. An in-depth look at methane emissions and reduction opportunities related to California’s consumption of natural gas. Both days will be webcast. More information: http://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/rss/displaypost.php?pno=9368 Time: 8 a.m. on June 6; 9 a.m. on June 7. Place: Cal/EPA headquarters building, 1001 “I” St., Sacramento. (more…)

CA Agencies Plan for Microgrid Commercialization

26 May

Top impediments to the development of microgrids in California are lack of regulations and policies enabling advancement, interconnection rules imposing limitations, and utility franchise rights inhibiting growth, an official with the California Energy Commission revealed. (more…)

Offshore Wind Power Gains Traction

26 May

Wind farms on underwater land are currently the standard offshore wind resources, but there’s plenty of potential in floating offshore wind, a national renewable energy lab engineer said during a workshop on offshore renewables this week. (more…)

CEC Approves Mission Rock Application, Sonoran Extension

19 May

An innovative gas-fired power plant project equipped with battery banks for storage and other features to provide ancillary and reliability services advanced in permitting during the California Energy Commission’s business meeting this week. (more…)

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19 May

May 24: The CEC, CPUC and CAISO will conduct a joint energy agency workshop on developing a roadmap to commercialize microgrids in California. Time: 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Place: California Energy Commission, First Floor, Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room, 1516 Ninth St., Sacramento, CA 95814. (more…)