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 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 […]
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 […]
Clean local microgrid bills keep moving forward in the Legislature. Also continuing to advance is hotly contested legislation that would add significant costs to net metered solar rooftops. But measures to decarbonize state buildings and promote more renewables fizzle. Find out more in the latest legislative roundup.
It’s not just California regulators who are worried about the supply of electricity in the state and the West this summer. Federal regulators also are watching resource reliability and potential peak demand. In addition to drought and high wildfire risk, Southern California faces the additional problem of tight gas supplies, according to […]