On an unusual 3-2 vote, the California Public Utilities Commission voted to better protect struggling, elderly and non-English speaking ratepayers ripped off by unscrupulous solar installers.
The decision was written by Commissioner Martha Guzman Aceves, who has fought to protect vulnerable ratepayers victimized by fraud, misrepresentation, and shoddy and incomplete work by solar rooftop […]
Mark Nero2021-10-07T11:48:07-07:00September 23, 2021|
State energy regulators expect to seek an extension of the once-through cooling phase–out datefor NRG Energy’s aging 954.5 MW Encina power plant in San Diego County to ensure local reliability. Ongoing litigation […]
Mark Nero2016-10-27T22:11:05-07:00October 27, 2016|
The grid operator Oct. 27 adopted a change to resource adequacy requirements that will provide generators with more flexibility in how they line up substitute capacity when they experience unexpected breakdowns or other forced outages.
Two reports, one by western state interests and the other by California stakeholders, look through different lenses at how the Golden State can reach a 50 percent renewable power level by 2030. Both agree there’s
Mark Nero2016-10-27T23:17:44-07:00October 27, 2016|
As the California Independent System Operator works to create a regional western electricity market with a centrally-operated power transmission grid, one of the major issues is how the cost of new and existing transmission projects will be allocated to participating utilities and their customers. Some critics of grid regionalization worry that California will […]
Mark Nero2016-10-27T16:18:05-07:00October 27, 2016|
One year ago, a well breach effectively closed down the SoCal Gas Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field in Los Angeles County, the biggest gas storage facility west of the Mississippi. More than 100,000 tons of methane went into the atmosphere and noxious odors forced […]
Mark Nero2016-10-28T05:17:37-07:00October 27, 2016|