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The Sacramento Municipal Utilities District approves lower payments for distributed solar matched with storage incentives. Will other regulators grappling with high utility solar payments follow suit?

San Diego Gas & Electric will pay almost $60 million to settle a case on the misuse of ratepayer dollars meant to increase the use of efficient […]

September 16, 2021|

News Roundup: Trouble at Moss Landing Mega Battery, CAISO Shows Batteries Real Time Role

Vistra’s very large utility-scale battery at the site of the former Pacific Gas & Electric Moss Landing power plant has been taken partly offline. The Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility “experienced an overheating issue with a limited number of battery modules in its Phase I 300-megawatt/1200 megawatt-hour system,” on the evening of Sept. 4, […]

September 13, 2021|

Expedited storage permits, Anti-gas suit dropped, SMUD pursues novel net metering reform

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 […]

September 9, 2021|
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