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.
Learn about the competitive challenges and other new developments in the energy and utility industries.
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.
The first insight into likely Gorsuch rulings can be found in his opinion of the so-called Chevron doctrine, a concept of deferring to agency interpretation. Named after a 1984 case Chevron v. NRDC, the principle calls for courts to defer to interpretations of laws made by government agencies charged with enforcing them, unless those interpretations… [Read More]
A number of looming financial obstacles could dent power sector growth in the upcoming years, analysts say.
AT&T says it is “in advanced discussions” with power companies to start trials of a new broadband technology in at least two locations by this fall.
In late December, the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved the restoration of retail-rate net metering for home solar customers served by of Sierra Pacific Power Company, a subsidiary of NV Energy. The decision followed a year of policy debates and public outcry over a 2015 order to phase out the net metering credit and… [Read More]
San Diego Gas & Electric’s plan to lobby on the alternative energy program called community choice aggregation was approved in August 2016, but now has been suspended because it does not comply with state directions.
Gov. Jerry Brown has chosen two of his closest advisors on environmental and climate change issues to fill positions on the California Public Utilities Commission, the powerful state agency that regulates energy companies and the telecommunications industry.