Federal regulators agreed to allow the California grid operator to accommodate two new 30 MW gas plants in Yuba City by allowing an 11 MW increase to flow into the grid from the point of interconnection without a time-consuming transmission analysis. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s order last week approved a three-year waiver […]
The California Independent System Operator leaders enabled a critical governance change that gives new powers to the Energy Imbalance Market Governing Body, which could transform the energy markets across the entire West, analysts said.
The CAISO Board Aug. 20 voted to give the EIM Governing Body more authority in decisions applicable to each the […]
California’s groundbreaking 2016 Distributed Energy Resources Action Plan will be updated to better align rising levels of clean local renewables with ratepayer and society interests, particularly air quality, climate resiliency, and economic opportunities in disadvantaged communities, the California Public Utilities Commission announced July 23.
Faced with out of control wildfires and high summer temperatures, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered further reductions of energy use at peak times on the grid by expanding and expediting programs already underway. The July 31 executive order also waives pollution limits on diesel and other fossil fueled generation, and on heated wastewater […]
California’s goal to acquire massive amounts of new wind, solar, and storage won’t be reached if the transmission needed to deliver it is not built, policymakers, developers, and analysts stressed at a July 22 Joint Agency workshop.