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Green Hydrogen Alliance Growing in Los Angeles

A coalition promoting the development of a hydrogen industry based on renewable resources in California grew significantly with the addition of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power this week. Green hydrogen also gets a big boost in the Governor’s revised budget announced May 14, assuming it gets approved by the […]

May 18, 2021|

100% Clean Energy Requires Mega Capacity Stretch

Achieving 100% clean electricity in California by 2045 will require a three-fold increase in current installed capacity. It is estimated to cost 6% more than a 60% renewable portfolio standard. That is according to a joint report by the California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission and Air Resources Board.

March 16, 2021|

Looming Diesel Concerns Drives Quest for Backup Alternatives

A potential air quality crisis in the state best known for pollution regulation pushed the California Energy Commission into a full day forum Thursday on alternatives to diesel generators.

The use of backup generators has soared in California with the growing frequency of preventive power outages during climate-exacerbated fire […]

January 22, 2021|

FERC Votes 2-1 Against Interfering in CAISO Market

The California grid operator dodged a bullet Dec. 17 when federal regulators voted down an order that would have required the California Independent System Operator to prove its mid-August outages were not caused by an unreasonable market tariff.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission member Rich Glick said FERC has already […]

December 17, 2020|

JUICE: CAISO Board’s First Woman Chair Focuses on Renewable Integration

The California Independent System Operator is charged with operating 80% of the state’s massive electric highway. The first board of this semi-public entity launched in May 1997. It had 25 directors, five of them women. It included a range of representatives, from private utilities, to independent generation companies, which thrived temporarily, to […]

December 9, 2020|

The Old Must Yield to Clean Microgrids, Advocates Say

California is striving to attain a clean, reliable, and affordable grid, but getting there requires huge changes—from institutional to technological. Part and parcel of this transition is the age-old battle between the established and the newbies, with the former fighting to hold onto turf and the newcomers struggling to get some viable […]

October 27, 2020|
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