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 […]
Browning, with microphone, and former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.
Adam Browning, executive director of Vote Solar for the last 15 years, is leaving his post at the end of this month. When he began working on rooftop solar at the turn of this century, it was the only solar game in town. […]
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, […]
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 California Energy Commission accelerated permitting for large energy storage projects to address the increasing risk of power shortages during intense heat. It also awarded millions of dollars in clean energy grants, including $5 million to a solar plus storage project that uses second life electric vehicle batteries...