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Delays in Public Ability to Review Renewable Contract & Bids Shortened 

It’s been nearly two decades since California first ordered utilities to enter into long-term contracts for renewable contracts and simultaneously cloaked the terms of those agreements in secrecy for up to a decade. That’s despite the fact that ratepayers pay for these agreements.

The California Public Utilities Commission on Nov.18 voted to expose the contracts […]

November 18, 2021|

CPUC Seeks Another 3,000 MW by Next Summer

The California Public Utilities Commission proposes to further bolster the grid the next two summers by adding between 2,000 and 3,000 megawatts, including by expanding commercial and residential demand response and home energy efficiency programs, as well as increasing payments for the resources. The mix of supply and demand products is to alleviate stress […]

November 2, 2021|

CPUC Report Contemplates New Gas Power Supplies

The California Public Utilities Commission is considering increasing power from fossil-fueled power plants to meet the mandate for 11,500 MW of additional energy available when the sun sets by 2026. That is despite decarbonization efforts in California, and an explicit call in late June by the same agency for carbon-free supplies.

A report by […]

October 26, 2021|

The Buzz

The Sacramento Municipal Utilities District approves lower payments for distributed solar matched with storage incentives. Will other regulators grappling with high utility solar payments follow suit?

San Diego Gas & Electric will pay almost $60 million to settle a case on the misuse of ratepayer dollars meant to increase the use of efficient […]

September 16, 2021|
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