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CPUC Pitches Additional 7,500 MW Mid-Decade

A California Public Utilities Commission proposal calls for 7,500 MW of new power in California, with less than one-third of that carbon free. The recalculation of needed resources covering 2024-26 is intended to address demand for electricity on the hottest days. 

The proposal by Administrative Law Judge Julie […]

March 4, 2021|

CPUC is Heading Backwards on Demand Response Forward on Gas Plants

Instead of increasing demand response to help avoid blackouts during intense heat, a California Public Utilities Commission staff proposal would continue restricting its use on grounds some resources failed to show up during the August outages. At the same time, the fleet of gas plants are getting increased financial support in order […]

February 4, 2021|

CPUC Will Scour for Demand Side Resources

In order to avoid a replay of rolling blackouts next summer, the California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to expedite rules to get more resources connected to the grid, avoiding the typical, years-long process. The new rulemaking considers temporary changes to resource adequacy, demand response, load shifting and other like programs and […]

November 19, 2020|
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