Warnings about diminished hydropower because of the ongoing drought in California become a reality. On Thursday, a state official announces the shutdown of the 750 MWHyatt Powerplant because of the lack of flow from Oroville Lake to feed it.
Pacific Gas & Electric Corp’s earnings are back in the black but financial analysts seek details on the company’s plan to underground 10,000 miles of lines. In response, PG&E executives point to the known substantial safety and aesthetic gains, and promising technology and cost improvements. That option looks even better after […]
After years of trials and tribulations, the last needed state regulatory approval of PacifiCorp’s handover of its ownership of the four dams on the lower Klamath River occurred July 27, leaving only one major step before they are demolished.
Western utility company PacifiCorp’s extrication from its ownership of four hydropower dams on the Klamath River is nearly final with an okay by the California Public Utilities Commission to transfer title to a non-profit that will handle the long-planned demolition.
The California grid operator extends thecall for conservation from Thursday to Friday evening. Initially, high heat across the West was expected to be the main threat to reliability on June 17 but then 1,100 MW of in-state generation crashes. About the same time, an unscheduled 600 MW of gas plants […]