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California’s community choice organizations signed agreements for 3,000 MW of clean energy supplies over the last year. “These projects reflect a diversity of resources that will boost energy resilience and help California attain a 100% clean electricity system, while also supporting green jobs and fueling economic development,” CalCCA Executive Director Beth Vaughan said Nov. […]

November 4, 2021|

More Gas to be Stored Under Pressure at Aliso Canyon Field

The California Public Utilities Commission voted to increase the amount of natural gas Southern California Gas keeps underground at its Aliso Canyon storage field in Los Angeles County by 7 billion cubic feet. On a 4-0 vote cast Nov. 4, regulators approved raising storage levels from 34 Bcf to 41.6 Bcf for up to […]

November 4, 2021|

Controversial Redondo Beach Gas Plant to Stay Online

It’s final. In the tension between electricity reliability and harmful pollution, reliability won out in a vote on Oct. 19 to keep the aging Redondo Beach fossil-fired power plant online for another two years. The 834 MW natural gas plant will provide peaking power as needed to the grid through the end of 2023. […]

October 19, 2021|

SMUD on the Verge of Net Metering Breakthrough

The Sacramento Municipal Utilities District is expected to approve Sept. 16 a novel solution for crediting customer-owned solar, which solar advocates support. Meanwhile, much of the rest of California continues to fight over net energy metering.

The SMUD board is considering a multi-faceted rate design that reduces the retail compensation to solar owners but adds […]

September 7, 2021|
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