On 14 days during March, Arizona utilities got a gift from California: free solar power.
Learn about the competitive challenges and other new developments in the energy and utility industries.
With up to 6 GW of gas plants at risk of closure, energy planners are scrambling for new compensation techniques and zero-carbon alternatives.
Can the world’s sixth-largest economy get to 60% renewables by 2030 and 100% renewables by 2045? California’s Senate Bill 100 would require just that. Earlier this month senators passed the bill by a 25 to 13 vote. It now faces a stiffer test in the Assembly.
California released a white paper last week documenting the stunning decline of the customer base for investor-owned utilities in the state. Meanwhile, the state is facing more and more curtailments, negative electricity pricing, and, on top of it all, a looming solar eclipse. What can we learn about market design from the nation’s solar leader?… [Read More]
Two key California energy agencies have released a staff-written white paper aimed at addressing the implications of the fact that the state’s investor-owned utilities are rapidly losing market share. As much as 25% of IOU retail load will be served by non-IOU sources this year, and that share could grow to more than 85% by… [Read More]
PG&E Chief Executive Officer Geisha J. Williams, Chief Operating Officer Nick Stavropoulos and Executive Chair Tony Earley, along with Senior Director of Labor Relations Robert Joga and Vice President of Human Resources Mary King, joined a group of IBEW 1245 business reps and staffers for a candid discussion on the future of the utility industry on… [Read More]
The California Public Utilities Commission has unanimously approved an order that doubles the budget for the state’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) and directs the additional funding to energy storage projects.
California utilities including PG&E Corp., Edison International and Sempra Energy are testing new ways to network solar panels, battery storage, two-way communication devices and software to create “virtual power plants” that manage green power and feed it into the power grid as needed.
California’s Senate leader has introduced legislation that would require the state to draw all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045. If passed, the bill would make the nation’s largest state the second to commit to a carbon-free grid.
If you live in certain parts of Nevada, you won’t have a choice. You’ll have to pay. And the solar panels won’t be for your house. They’ll most likely be for your neighbor’s roof.