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News Roundup: Trouble at Moss Landing Mega Battery, CAISO Shows Batteries Real Time Role

Vistra’s very large utility-scale battery at the site of the former Pacific Gas & Electric Moss Landing power plant has been taken partly offline. The Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility “experienced an overheating issue with a limited number of battery modules in its Phase I 300-megawatt/1200 megawatt-hour system,” on the evening of Sept. 4, […]

September 13, 2021|

Expedited storage permits, Anti-gas suit dropped, SMUD pursues novel net metering reform

The California Energy Commission accelerates the permitting of large storage projects to get more power online by next fall. The action follows the controversial expedited certification process for natural gas and diesel projects to beef up resources as the sun sets, as directed by Gov. Newsom last month. The Commission also funds what is […]

September 9, 2021|

News Roundup: SoCalGas Ends Lawsuit Alleging Energy Commission Was ‘Anti-Gas’

SoCalGas settled a lawsuit it filed last year against the California Energy Commission that claimed some of its work to address the climate crisis was illegal. It specifically challenged efforts to advance clean energy under state law and reduce the use of natural gas, including with increased electrification of buildings. The agreement was reached […]

September 9, 2021|
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