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SCE Seeks Increased Income from Vegetation Work at Tehachapi High Voltage Project

The California Public Utilities Commission is urging federal regulators to reject a request by Southern California Edison to recategorize its costs of weed cutting, vegetation cultivation, and other operational and maintenance activities around its large Tehachapi Renewable Transmission project so it may earn a multi-year return.

Allowing the utility to turn expenses for operations and […]

December 14, 2021|

Community Energy Confronts Exit Fee Price Volatility

California community aggregators have deployed large amounts of wind, geothermal, solar, storage and microgrid technology, advancing California’s and community energy’s clean energy standards, California Community Choice Association Executive Director Beth Vaughan said during a Dec. 1 conference. But the aggregators’ work is being impacted by ever-present price volatility from the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment, […]

December 6, 2021|

Storage Surges, but Will Rooftop PV Payment Changes Affect its Pairing with Solar?

Well before California signed international agreements to slash climate-harmful emissions from the energy and building sectors at last month’s COP-26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the state was far ahead on battery storage. And it continues to charge ahead of other states, with more than 2.8 gigawatts of large and small batteries online that […]

November 30, 2021|

Delays in Public Ability to Review Renewable Contract & Bids Shortened 

It’s been nearly two decades since California first ordered utilities to enter into long-term contracts for renewable contracts and simultaneously cloaked the terms of those agreements in secrecy for up to a decade. That’s despite the fact that ratepayers pay for these agreements.

The California Public Utilities Commission on Nov.18 voted to expose the contracts […]

November 18, 2021|

More Gas to be Stored Under Pressure at Aliso Canyon Field

The California Public Utilities Commission voted to increase the amount of natural gas Southern California Gas keeps underground at its Aliso Canyon storage field in Los Angeles County by 7 billion cubic feet. On a 4-0 vote cast Nov. 4, regulators approved raising storage levels from 34 Bcf to 41.6 Bcf for up to […]

November 4, 2021|
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