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Stakeholders Seek to Advance Transportation Electrification

6 Oct

  Electrifying transportation reduces California’s greenhouse gases, but the state needs to pick up the pace to meet its emissions reduction targets, an official with a nonprofit that conducts research on electric power industry issues said this week. (more…)

SMUD Approves Spent Fuel, Boiler Installation Contracts

8 Sep

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District board unanimously approved about $7 million in service contracts during its most recent business meeting, which include support for relicensing of a spent nuclear fuel facility. The agreements also include the commission of an auxiliary boiler. (more…)


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…)


14 Jul

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


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…)


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…)

SMUD Approves $25 Million in Service Contracts

9 Jun

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District awarded two major service contracts during its most recent board meeting, one involving construction of a new powerhouse, the other for management of an energy efficiency program for businesses. (more…)

SMUD Approves Engineering Contracts

26 May

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District approved nearly $6 million in construction service contracts, including almost $4 million for engineering consulting related to a substation rebuild. (more…)

SMUD Approves Cable Injection, Substation Contracts

14 Apr

Several miles of underground cable are expected to get a new lease on life from a $4.5 million contract awarded by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Board of Directors. (more…)

SMUD Rescinding Rate Surcharge

17 Mar

After being in place for about a year, a 1.3 percent hydroelectric surcharge the Sacramento Municipal Utility District had been charging its customers is about to be dropped. (more…)

SMUD Approves Power Deal, Services Contracts

10 Mar

Four multi-year, multimillion dollar contracts were approved by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District during its March 3 meeting, including a 10-year power purchase agreement. The agreements, which were confirmed unanimously by the board, included the renewal of a contract with Kiefer Landfill Generating II for the continued purchase of energy and renewable energy credits from […]

SMUD Drops Iowa Hill Project

11 Feb

Citing the cost and financial risks, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District voted to abandon plans to build its long-planned Iowa Hill pumped storage project. (more…)

Colusa Sutter Line Comment Period Extended

4 Feb

Due to public demand, the Western Area Power Administration and Sacramento Municipal Utility District extended the time for public comment on the environmental assessment of their proposed 44-mile-long, 500 kV Colusa-Sutter transmission line, the two entities said Jan. 29. (more…)

SMUD Boosts Pay for General Manager

7 Jan

  Sacramento Municipal Utility District Chief Executive Officer/General Manager Arlen Orchard was given a 7 percent merit raise by the muni’s board of directors during the board’s final meeting of 2015. (more…)

SMUD and CA Admin Ink Big Green Energy Deal

24 Sep

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District and California Department of General Services have entered a deal under which the state will become one of the largest purchasers of renewable energy in the nation. General Services will become the muni’s largest green energy customer. (more…)