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Federal regulators agreed to allow the California grid operator to accommodate two new 30 MW gas plants in Yuba City by allowing an 11 MW increase to flow into the grid from the point of interconnection without a time-consuming transmission analysis. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s order last week approved a three-year waiver […]

September 20, 2021|

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Pacific Gas & Electric seeks $1.47 billion from ratepayers for wildfire liability costs detailed in its 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Plan. PG&E’s Sept. 16 application to the California Public Utilities Commission seeks to recover $1.4 billion in expenses and $197 in capital expenditures over two years. The costs are to cover its wildfire risk mitigation […]

September 16, 2021|

Shorts, Grid operator calls for conservation

The California Independent System Operator late on Sept. 7 issued a statewide Flex Alert for the following day from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The call for conservation was because of expected high heat across the West and soaring demand from increased air conditioners on Wednesday. CAISO also directed a restriction on routine maintenance […]

September 7, 2021|

Diesel backup, Peninsula Clean Energy EV rebates

The California Energy Commission held an Aug. 10 hearing to get a status update on a proposed data center that seeks a permit exemption for its 96 MW diesel powered backup project. The Vantage Data Center project in the City of Santa Clara consists of 44 diesel systems each sized 2.27 MW. […]

August 10, 2021|

Fed vehicle rule, FERC reconsideration of LNG, FERC vacancy

Draft clean car and light truck standards by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would make half of new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emissions. It also would raise the average fuel economy of new fleets to about 52 mpg-equivalent by 2026, up from the 44 mpg required by […]

August 5, 2021|

Flex alert, Legacy resources, Fed-State Transmission panels

The grid operator’s call to Californians to reduce their energy consumption on Wednesday, July 28, between 4-9 PM averted possible outages, the California Independent System Operator announced July 29. It had called for a flex alert the afternoon of July 27 because of expected high temperatures in the interior of Northern California […]

July 27, 2021|
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