An NRG official confirmed that its subsidiary GenOn has informed the California ISO of its intention to shut down the plants for economic reasons. The NRG subsidiary filed for bankruptcy protection in June 2017.
Learn about the competitive challenges and other new developments in the energy and utility industries.
The build quality of the early Model 3 we tested in late February was, in a word, appalling.
“I strongly believe that this special session must not only focus on protecting every resident of our state from the growing wildfire threats driven by a changing climate, but also should work to protect the middle-class jobs that utilities provide in every corner of our state, particularly in many economically challenged communities.”
California is conducting what may be the most ambitious electricity customer empowerment experiment ever done anywhere; whether it will work remains very much in doubt.
The California Energy Commission (CEC) on Wednesday approved its updated demand forecast, predicting electricity demand will rise in the state. The CEC’s forecasts are used in planning proceedings for the California ISO’s transmission plans and for the state’s Public Utilities Commission for integrated resource and distributed resource planning.
In just a few short years, Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) have drastically changed the energy marketplace in California, and as they continue to expand, additional regulation is needed to ensure that the system is not disadvantaging the customers who remain with the traditional utility companies. One such regulation is Resolution E-4907, which came before the… [Read More]
The California Public Utilities Commission yesterday approved a new type of planning process aimed at helping the state meet aggressive greenhouse gas reduction goals, which include reducing power sector emissions by more than 60% from 1990 levels within the next two decades.
New ways of doing business are sweeping through the utility industry, shaking up traditional assumptions about the work and who will do it. In these uncertain times for utility workers, is it possible to protect our work, our livelihood? The short answer is “yes,” and we can look to the Longshoremen’s “Mechanization and Modernization Agreement” of… [Read More]
Our Nevada members may remember seeing Question 3 — the measure that opened the door to energy deregulation and massive job loss throughout the state — on the ballot in 2016. It was approved by voters, in no small part because the ballot language vastly oversimplified the sweeping nature of this change. It read, in… [Read More]
California has been a leader on climate change, and for that our policy makers deserve praise. While other states fretted over the politics, we came together to pass bipartisan bills, and our regulatory agencies stood up and enforced them. We now lead the nation in reducing emissions, proving that real change is possible when we… [Read More]