The Sacramento Municipal Utilities District adopted on a 7-0 vote its staff’s novel compensation plan for rooftop solar that lowers payments for excess power sent to its grid but provides incentives to add storage to the systems. The net energy metering plan was amended just before the Sept. 16 evening vote to delay […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
The City and County of San Francisco is again trying to buy out the assets of Pacific Gas & Electric, and asked state regulators July 27 to set a reasonable value on PG&E transmission and distribution systems within the city.
California’s goal to acquire massive amounts of new wind, solar, and storage won’t be reached if the transmission needed to deliver it is not built, policymakers, developers, and analysts stressed at a July 22 Joint Agency workshop.