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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
The California Energy Commission accelerated permitting for large energy storage projects to address the increasing risk of power shortages during intense heat. It also awarded millions of dollars in clean energy grants, including $5 million to a solar plus storage project that uses second life electric vehicle batteries...
Southern California Edison gets a nice juicy three-year rate increase of nearly 20% above the current revenue of $6.4 billion. Much of hike is for covering a huge swath of power lines in fire prone areas and wildfire insurance. None question the risk reduction from covered lines but the cost effectiveness is an […]
Reversing years of clean power priorities, the California Energy Commission is waiving air quality protections and rushing permits for new diesel-burning generators and gas-fired power plants in a desperate push to get more generation online by the end of October. The vote came on Aug. 17 and was unanimous.