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Energy Experts and Terminator Blast CA’s Reduced Support for Rooftop Solar

Those calling for overhauling the California Public Utilities Commission’s proposed changes in rooftop solar’s Net Energy Metering now include a former federal energy commission chair and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The pending decision’s “discriminatory fixed fees on existing and new solar and storage customers are unprecedented,” wrote a group of 10 energy experts […]

January 18, 2022|

Energy Agency May Turn Automation of Grid-Connected Devices into Reality

The California Energy Commission took the key first step toward a customer-led power sector that would help balance the grid during times of stress with the launch of its Load Management Standards rulemaking in late December.

The proposed standards begin the process of capturing demand flexibility from customers’ distributed energy resources—from electric vehicles to […]

January 11, 2022|

CPUC Proposes Big Changes to Rooftop Solar Payments and Charges

A firestorm of controversy followed the just-released proposed decision from the California Public Utilities Commission that would make big revisions to the compensation paid to rooftop solar owners under Net Energy Metering.

The “enormous” charges and reduced payment are “a big hatchet job to rooftop solar,” said Brattle Group Principal and nationally recognized rate […]

December 14, 2021|

CAISO Regional Market Design Details Emerge, Big Questions Remain

The newly reinitiated stakeholder process to build a Western Day-Ahead Market took two steps forward that shows the California Independent System Operator’s ongoing commitment to the process. Stakeholders continued engagement also demonstrates progress.

On Dec. 3, following a forum and foundational workshop, CAISO responded to stakeholders’ calls for more detail and committed to creating working […]

December 13, 2021|
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