Grid Operator Weighs 470 MW of Contracts to Nail Down Reliability in 2022

Grid Operator Weighs 470 MW of Contracts to Nail Down Reliability in 2022

The California grid operator is posed to approve a round of reliability must run annual contracts for gas-fired power plants to ensure sufficient electricity supply next year.
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CEC Adopts 2022 Triennial Building Efficiency Code

The California Energy Commission unanimously approved a hard fought, cutting edge building energy efficiency code update Aug. 11, a key part being incentives for efficient electric water and space heat pumps in all new residential buildings and some nonresidential ones. The largest share of building energy is from heating systems, with gas-fired systems producing most of the carbon emissions

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The Sacramento Municipal Utilities District approves lower payments for distributed solar matched with storage incentives. Will other regulators grappling with...
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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...
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SCE rate increase, CEC fossil power permits, Rooftop solar costs vs benefits

Southern California Edison gets a nice juicy three-year rate increase of nearly 20% above the current revenue of $6.4 billion....
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Groundbreaking building code, Summer 2022 grid, Diablo decommissioning deal

Two days after dire climate warnings by the International Panel on Climate Change, the California Energy Commission adopts a long-awaited...
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